Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Deals We Make

Yesterday my husband and I spent the day relaxing (watching movies, drinking tea, walking the dog, etc.).  At the end of the night, Matt really wanted some cookies, which we don't normally keep around for good reason. 

Turns out he was more desperate for my chocolate chip cookies than I thought because he started trying to make a deal with me.  "If you make the cookies, I'll...wash all the dishes."  And, I'm ashamed to say there were a lot of dishes left over from yesterday.  

I'm not sure how I was able to negotiate such a sweet deal, but by the end of the night, I was getting the entire kitchen cleaned and foot rubs for the next two nights!  Not a bad trade for less than an hour in the kitchen.    

I almost feel like I took advantage of my husband.  I did bring him some fresh cookies and some milk when they were ready.   

Matt has such rough hands from all the work he does with them that the foot rub was like getting exfoliated and rubbed at once.  I could not stop laughing because it was like having sandpaper and lotion caressing my feet.   

I think the "deal" was fun and sort of a catalyst for remembering something I learned early on in our marriage:  that being a subservient member of the relationship isn't really my cup of tea, but that if we serve each other and do things that make the other person happy, it makes our marriage really hum.  


Jewels said...

I like the marriage tip. Coming up on our 6 year anniversary I can see that is so true! :)

Lauren said...

Wow! I remember when you two were married. I was jealous, but I remember thinking how young I felt (and of course, Matt and I had only been together for less than a year at that point).

You are such a cute family! Congratulations on loving each other so long!