I Have an Idea

How many times have you said that to your spouse or significant other, especially when you are trying to figure out what it is you want to do for the evening, afternoon, the entire day, whatever? That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Scribblings (http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com).

When I first read the prompt, I was dumbfounded (What will give me the inspiration for this one?) After contemplating for a few minutes, I came up with what I posted above because I started thinking about all those times when my husband and I… two different people… have sat on the couch bantering back and forth about what fun we’d like to have. He’s sports and outdoorsy while I’m more artsy – movies, museums, shows, etc. We conflict all the time about what to do.

“I have an idea. Let’s go see the new movie______” and it becomes a fight for the “chick-flick” or the compromise. It’s usually the compromise.

“I have an idea. Let’s go to the hockey game tonight,” instead of “Let’s go to the symphony.”

I think you get the point. Marriage is work! Don’t get me wrong. I am blessed. I would just like to be even more blessed if every once in a while when I said, “I have an idea…”, we actually did what I wanted to do! πŸ™‚

Maybe this topic should be compromise. LOL!

Smiles,
TQF

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8 Responses to “I Have an Idea”
  1. paris parfait says:

    Cute take on the prompt. But it’s not just in marriages that “I have an idea” can generate conflict – it’s in many relationships, i.e. parent/child, co-workers/friends, etc.

  2. paris parfait says:

    Cute take on the prompt. But it’s not just in marriages that “I have an idea” can generate conflict – it’s in many relationships, i.e. parent/child, co-workers/friends, etc.

  3. Regina Clare Jane says:

    Oh, I can relate! Yes, marriage is a lot of work and for the most part, we do it his way, but he surprises me every now and then!
    Thanks for a lovely post!

  4. Regina Clare Jane says:

    Oh, I can relate! Yes, marriage is a lot of work and for the most part, we do it his way, but he surprises me every now and then!
    Thanks for a lovely post!

  5. Crafty Green Poet says:

    I know this situation so well! My partner and I have totally different ideas of how we want to spend our time. So we go out separately a lot, eg I go to Poetry readings, he goes to horror films. Then when we spend time together we know its something we both want to do, go for country walks, eat in a favourite restaurant, watch a film that we both really want to see, go dancing. It works great for us, though some people think we’re odd to socialise separately.

  6. Crafty Green Poet says:

    I know this situation so well! My partner and I have totally different ideas of how we want to spend our time. So we go out separately a lot, eg I go to Poetry readings, he goes to horror films. Then when we spend time together we know its something we both want to do, go for country walks, eat in a favourite restaurant, watch a film that we both really want to see, go dancing. It works great for us, though some people think we’re odd to socialise separately.

  7. Juliet Wilson says:

    I know the situation so well! My partner and I have totally different ideas of how to spend our time! We go out separately a lot and are happy to go to the movies etc with other people or even by ourselves (this is not considered weird in our local arty cinema as it might be in other more mainstream cinemas). I go to Poetry Readings, he goes to horror films. Then when we spend time together we know its something we both want to do – eat in a favourite restaurant, go for a walk in the country or see a film that appeals to both of us! It works great for us.

  8. Juliet Wilson says:

    I know the situation so well! My partner and I have totally different ideas of how to spend our time! We go out separately a lot and are happy to go to the movies etc with other people or even by ourselves (this is not considered weird in our local arty cinema as it might be in other more mainstream cinemas). I go to Poetry Readings, he goes to horror films. Then when we spend time together we know its something we both want to do – eat in a favourite restaurant, go for a walk in the country or see a film that appeals to both of us! It works great for us.

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