It's the details that can make or break me. All the little things in life that I look forward to either leave me content when they work or ruin my mood when they don't. So it's a little thing like buying my own groceries for the first time that I was looking forward to while living in Enid.
Well today we did just that. Hector and I took a quick trip down to Wal-Mart to buy some groceries for the week.
Let me tell you, I quickly learned that grocery shopping can be very divisive.
White or wheat. Whole or 2%. Paper or plastic.
It's honestly a trial by fire to have to make so many decisions together one after the other after the other. Well of course you're not going to agree on everything but I didn't expect to disagree on nearly every decision.
You quickly learn the value of compromise.
It's give and take and give some more. It's difficult to say the least.
But it's not impossible to navigate. Of course Hector would say that he had to compromise more than I did but at least we got through it without getting too crazy about it all. We'll get better at it over time. In fact, I think it's a good thing for us.
Compromise is good for relationships. It says that there are other people in the world more important than us. It says that those people's opinions and preferences carry more weight than our own.
And I'll admit, Hector did compromise more than I did...