I was thinking about compromise this weekend.
Oddly enough, I also just turned on a episode of Sex and the City where Carrie is thinking about the same thing. We’re so alike. Except that in that episode she gives in to Aidan and goes with him to his cabin and I’ve yet to give in to that request. And except that I would break an ankle if I wore any of the shoes she owns.
I won’t even pretend to be any kind of relationship expert. I legitimately fear that one day Joey will come to his senses, realize how whiney, dramatic and demanding I am and move on, but I do know one thing, and that’s that in any successful relationship there has to be compromise.
This means giving in and just watching a scary movie spoof instead of an actual scary movie if your girlfriend is
a big baby not into scary movies.
It means one of you carves mouths and one of you draws eyes.
It means giving in and going up to Blackhawk if your boyfriend really wants you to, even if the whole gambling thing is sort of lost on you.
It means waking up before the sun to eat breakfast with your boyfriend’s grandparents even if sleep sounds really really good.
It means sharing the oven when one of you want to bake pumpkin seeds and the other wants to bake cookies.
It means one of you does the laundry while the other does the dishes. And taking turns unloading the dishwasher, because that’s clearly the worst housekeeping job.
It means giving up the TV for the Cowboys game even though your Sunday Sex and the City marathon is on.
It’s listening to Fantasy Football talk or a recap of a conversation between your mother, your sister and yourself, without complaint, even if you truly and honestly don’t care.
It means eating brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes when you’d probably prefer ice cream with a side of American cheese and beer.
At least we can agree on a few things.
This fish was delicious. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a great movie. Voting is important. The weekend is never long enough!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
12 thoughts on “Weekend Things”
ahhh, compromise. i really need to work on this with my beau. it is a hard thing to learn – i tell you what.
Definitely! And it’s not an overnight adjustment either.
I love your pumpkins with the vampire teeth, so cute!!
Thanks, Liz! Let’s hope they don’t rot before Wednesday!
Ughhh, Blackhawk suckkkkkkss! My brothers and mom like going up there a few times year and they always want to make it a “family day” where we all go together. The only good part: the Starbuck in the casino we go to; the rest is smoky, dark, and rather depressing.
On a (slightly) lighter note, ummm, recipe for that white chocolate coconut goodness!!?? That picture is making me wish I had some raw cookie dough on hand.
In my opinion, gambling is pretty stupid. I’ve been avoiding going for years and finally gave in, so at least I can say I KNOW it’s boring. Glad we’re on the same page. I used this recipe http://iadorefood.com/recipes/white-chocolate-and-macadamia-nut-cookies/ for the cookies. Just close your eyes when you make them and pretend you don’t know how much sugar and butter is in there 😛
The pirate pumpkin is nothing short of awesome.
Thanks, Chris! I was just bored when Joey was carving 😛
Isn’t it crazy how there are so many things that are give and take? But it seems to me that a lot of that brings people closer together. And I’ll admit, even though I love football, there are days where watching some ‘girly’ tv marathon sounds way better 🙂 I might also have to steal your pumpkin vampire idea for next year! (Just giving you a heads up)
That’s okay, I stole it from Martha Stewart.
Great post! I always try to tell my single friends that compromise is just as important in any relationship as trust!
I completely agree, Helen. That and “guys need things spelled out for them. If you want something from them, say so!” 😛