Marriage is about give and take.
Grahm gives me money, and I take it.... or at least, that's the way it should be, right?
I'm kidding, of course. (Kind of)
We're learning every day what compromise is really about. Sometimes it's hilarious and fun, sometimes it's not so much... like having to go to the laundromat every week because Grahm literally owns three pairs of jeans. Bet you can guess what I'm getting that kid for Christmas.
Our motto, or my motto that I'm trying to establish, is "I cook, you clean." I'm currently learning to be more efficient in the kitchen and not dirty every single pan, dish, and fork that we own so it doesn't take Grahm forty-five minutes to clean up after dinner. He's learning how much I love it when he does the dishes. Seriously, it's better than ice cream and my birthday. (Okay, that part isn't really true but it's what I tell him; ice cream is seriously my thigh's best or worst friend depending on how you view it.)
I've always heard women say "There's nothing sexier than a man in the kitchen." I still don't really know if that's true, because when he's soaping up our grody plates I'm lounging on our bed watching television or pinning on Pinterest. I would go help him by drying or something... but our kitchen is so tiny that it's really chaotic and annoying to have us both in there at the same time. Really, I don't help him because I'm worried about his comfort level. I'm such a good wife.
We woke up to it leaning almost at a ninety-degree angle -- aka not good. If I wasn't half asleep, I would have taken a picture. But of course I did have enough energy to complain about this jankville apartment. Seriously, who thought any woman in their right mind would live in a place where she had to produce a make-shift closet, especially one that literally shifts? Grahm, my super wonderful husband, fixed it with some kind of wall mounter and a bungee cord. We're a step above white trash over here, people.
To sum it up (although I'm sure you've already arrived at this conclusion yourselves), Grahm is amazing at compromise and helping me out around our "room." You should pray for him; he has a difficult wife who really needs to learn more about the giving part of give/take.