Monday, January 21, 2008

Taking One for the Team

I know some of you have probably come to the same realization that I have -- sometimes you have to let things "go" for the greater good. Really, that's a concept that we learn in elementary school, but for me it's been the hardest concept to put into practice in my marriage. So often I want to prove I'm right -- no matter how pissed off we get at each in the meantime! Sometimes I play the martyr, even when I know the short term gain is really a long term loss. But sometimes you've just go to let it go. You have to ask yourself -- is it really worth it?

I had a post up earlier today about my anger at my husband's attitude when he returned from his trip. But as I was trying to update it to add something, our computer froze up and when I rebooted the post was no longer there. I don't know what happened. I'm not really very technically savvy. But maybe the computer was really doing me a favor. If Mr. Daddy had read the post he might have laughed. Or he might not have.

Yes, I'm still a little ticked off. But it's hard to stay mad at Mr. Daddy when he's spending the ENTIRE DAY with Bubba and untold numbers of preschoolers at the Gwinnett Gladiators Kid's Day festivities as an unofficial chaperone.

I guess the moral of this story is that sometimes we all end up taking one for the team.

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Kudos to you...i totally understand how difficult that is. Especially after the not so perfect weekend.

Didja get to go somewhere quiet?

All Adither said...

Isn't that the truth?

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I still think he deserves a good swift kick in the . . . good for you for being the bigger person. Maybe I should try it sometime.

Colleen said...

Oy! I hate it when the hubby is gone for several days and then is all sorts of attitude upon his return. The one or two times I've been able to get away, I am so relieved to see my family and feel so good that they're happy to see me! Him, not so much.
I think you're right that he's kind of making it up by chaperoning that trip! :)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Fortunately for me Mr. Farklepants rarely reads my blog. So as his punishment for not supporting my talents I get to talk smack about him.

Karen said...

I'm just a tad bit stubborn and know exactly what you mean by taking one for the team. It's something I need to practice more often.

Lulu said...

I second that Tootsie! I'm not sure that GR even knows how to turn the computer on!