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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Big Fight

FavoriteBoy and I are having a Big Fight. It's probably our first fight. They say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, and just when we thought we were in the clear, Christmas had to come along. And now we're fighting. In pre-marital counseling our pastor facilitated discussions on topics like money management, shared interests, children, faith, and more. Of course, FavoriteBoy and I had already discussed all these things and were in complete agreement.

But no one ever asked us to discuss our taste in Christmas decorations.

And alas, we never really thought to talk about it.

Until we went Christmas ornament shopping...

And found that Nathan likes colored lights and I like white lights.

And Nathan likes bright, big, colorful decorations and I like classy, small, delicate ones.

If only we had talked about this a year ago, we would have realized how totally incompatible we were!

Fortunately, we both excel at the art of compromise. Our Christmas tree has white lights this year, but our dinner table has a slightly cheesy, brightly-colored Christmas centerpiece. As long as I look at the tree and FavoriteBoy looks at the table, we're both very happy.

We just aren't speaking to one another.

(Just kidding!)


  1. I'm sitting here, laughing out loud reading this post, and Jonathan says "Mommy, what are you funny about?"

  2. I am so sorry to hear that you're having this difficulty so early in your marriage. As for Jenn and myself, we discussed this at our first marriage counseling session (or was it our second?). Regardless, we are pleased to inform you that we both enjoy white lights and small, tasteful ornaments. Ah, wedded bliss.

    On a side note, Jenn wants to know if there even was a second marriage counseling session... she might have a point.