I know that once you're married, most things fall into that "communal property" category. And I'm more than willing to share. My favorite coffee mug? Go for it.
My toothbrush? That's another story.
Unfortunately, Joe doesn't seem to agree with me on this one. Somehow, "my" toothbrush always turns into "our" toothbrush.
I've tried all I can think of - pink for me, blue for him. Pink for him, blue for me. I'll buy an assortment of brushes and let him choose his first, then select mine.
But within a week, he's using mine.
So I'll grab a new one.
And within a week, he's using it.
I pointed this out to him (yet again) this morning, when he grabbed my toothbrush and was getting ready to load it up with some toothpaste.
"Hey - nice toothbrush, honey."
So, he stopped what he was doing, grabbed his brush in his other hand, and looked from his left hand (mine) to his right hand (his) and back to his left hand (mine).
He shrugged, said "THIS one" (mine), and put his back in the toothbrush holder.