Wednesday, August 18, 2010

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Marriage is my favorite thing to write about. It is hilarious, it is difficult, it is challenging. And with marriage comes compromise. For us, that one word best summarizes the success we've had in our short 2 1/2 years living in holy matrimony. We have learned to live with the small annoyances that can (and did) make us completely crazy and change some of the things that couldn't be overlooked. As I walked around my house today, I made a mental list of some of the things that we have overcome and things that still annoy me.

1. Win

The tri-folded towel battle. I finally won. This was our first marital fight and after 2 years, JD has conceded and the towels are folded the right way.

2. Lose

This is a new thing JD has started doing. I like the towel hanging over the bar but he has started folding and then laying it across the towel bar instead. I think I have lost this one, despite my several efforts in unfolding and rehanging.

3. Win

JD hates lights on during the day. I tell him that wattage under 20 is not even using real electricity anyway. Plus, decorative table lamps have to be on in foyers. I'm pretty sure it's a law.

4. ?

This is my floor than may or may not have JD's toenail clippings on it. I don't know if I have won or lost this battle. I feel like I've won because I don't see him clipping them in here anymore but he could be doing it behind my back in which I have lost. Sorely.

5. Win/Win

I like butter, JD likes margarine. We both win because I cook with the butter and he uses the chemicals margarine on toast, etc. This is compromise at its finest.

6. Lose

We still have the cat. Kidding honey.


  1. Oh, kitty!

    This was a fun post. Liked it a lot.

  2. i love this. this is one of the things i always ask newly married couples...what have you found out that you and your spouse do differently? the answers are always different! enjoyed your list :)

  3. So cute! Impressed by your towel folding, btw. If my towels make it from the laundry basket into the linen closet, I feel it's a huge victory!

  4. lol this is fun. I'll have to do something like this if I ever get married.

  5. Thank you!! All very true compromises!