If you remember, around Christmastime last year, Walker and I faced some major compromises. His family has a very specific way of decorating their Christmas tree(s) and I'll bet you can guess that it was quite different than the way I grew up doing it. The finished product ended up looking amazing, but that experience made us realize that we are in for a long road of compromise in this thing called marriage.
More than six months later, we've started brainstorming some new activities that we could do together. It's been a year since we said "I do" so we're finally stepping out of our comfort zones and are getting involved in various adventures together. Over the summer, we got involved with our church's high school youth group, and we actually have a meeting tonight to discuss starting up Youth Alpha for the kids in the fall.
When the end of August rolls around, my mind immediately shifts to an event that occupied my entire brain for many years: Nutcracker auditions. I danced with my old company in 2012 and loved every second of it. I took a break last year to focus on my marriage and my first year of teaching...but what if...Walker joined me this year?
I'm not sure if your boyfriend/fiance/husband/significant other would just flat-out agree to dance in a full-length ballet with you if you asked, but mine definitely was opposed to the idea at first. It was only when I brought up the idea of compromise that he was even willing to consider.
So what, pray tell, am I doing for him now that he has agreed to dance with me?
League of Legends.
For you non-gamers out there, League of Legends (aka LoL) is a multiplayer online computer game that my wonderful husband likes to play with his "bros". They battle each other and it's incredibly complicated with all sorts of "champions" and "abilities" but all you need to know here is that I have NEVER played a video game before and all of a sudden am expected to nerd out on this one.
We haven't yet figured out how much I need to play in order to make up for the ballet rehearsals, but I've played two 40 minute games so far and we have yet to practice a single ballet step.
So tell me...who got the better end of the deal?
Have you ever had to make a ridiculous compromise?