my old friend double F used to say, “discipline? is that a province in canada?” i feel the same way about compromise. only stronger… it’s not just that i’m not familiar with compromise; i actually don’t like it!!
but…relationships are made up of blah, blah, blah. especially when you’re in a relationship that includes parenting (as i’m finding out). sometimes i feel like all the reasons why mark and i make a good couple are the same reasons why our life is going to be Very Difficult as parents of henri. to be frank, we just don’t look at the world the same way.
i’ll bore you the details of each and every “compromise” we’ve made so far (though i reserve the right to blog about them when i have more time/energy) and, instead, leave with you the wisdom i’ve come to over the past few months. there are some things that are going to be extremely important to mark that i really don’t care about (i.e. sleep), some things that are going to be extremely important to me that mark doesn’t care about (i’m still waiting on one of these to pop up, but…i must hope…) and there are going to be some things that are truly important to both of us.
IN CONCLUSION, we can save our energy and only talk about 1/3 of the decisions regarding henri’s well-being. er, uh…wait a minute…that’s not right…