Monday, April 6, 2009
Day 12: Love Let's The Other Win
Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give into an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.
What issue did you choose? What did giving in cost you? How will this help you in the future?
Since we're right in the middle of house projects this was a pretty simple way for me to find something to let Kyle win.
Our living room is painted a color called Saddle Tan or something like that. Our entry way and hallway are white.
Because Kyle painted the new banister a cream color, it blends into the wall and he doesn't like it. He's been asking me about painting the living room another color and then also the entry way and hallway the same color. But I like the color of our living room, plus I don't want to deal with paint splatter everywhere and taking things off the walls, etc.
So I told Kyle he could paint the entry way and hallway if it was the same color the living room currently is. He was surprised since I've been pretty adamant about leaving them white. He asked me if I thought it would be too dark, which I do, but I told him I can hope not.
It's not really that big of a deal for him to paint the hallway and entry way. I figure if it makes him happy then that's fine. It's just paint.