So today I was watching Rachel Ray and they had a segment Titled..My Wife Wont (fill in the blank). For this particular one the guys wife hates the outdoors and has refused to go camping (which the husband loves to do). He hasn't been camping in the six years that they have been married because she refuses to go. During the segment Colby (he cracks me up) took the wife on camping boot camp for princesses...okay so it was called something like that! During that time she had to sleep in a tent (although they hooked her up with a very nice one), learn how to get water from the river, make fire, and basically do everything that you have to do on a true camping trip....and she survived!! It was really cute because although she hated it she did it for her husband because it is something that he loves! And of course Rachel Ray hooked them up with an amazing glamor camping trip to go on!
So it got me thinking...what does the Hubs love to do that I refuse to partake in?? We are both really lucky in the way that we enjoy a lot of the same activities but I do realize that he is very good about doing all of the girly things that I like to do without complaining! In fact sometimes he suggests things to do that he knows I love to do just to make me happy and I just assume he likes them as well (i'm totally oblivious sometimes..i mean what guy really loves following you around carrying your shopping bags)!
Anyways, back to the question at hand...what activities do I deprive the Hubs of? The only thing that I could think of is skiing. The Hubs LOVES to ski and well I am always cold (and hate being cold) so the thought of being out in the snow doesn't really appeal to me! Because of my lack of willingness to go skiing, the Hubs hasn't been for about two years now (even though he bought new ski's last year)! I have told him numerous times that he can go with friends but it finally dawned on me that it is not only the skiing that is important to him but also being able to share his love of it with me! so i'm a little slow!! It is amazing how these little TV segments can really help us to realize areas in our own lives that we can work on...Sorry Hubs for being so oblivious!!! I am going to work on being more flexible in what I am willing to do (and yes i know it is easier to say it now when there really isn't any snow around)!
What about you? Are you good at doing the things your spouse/boyfriend/friends like to do? What areas can you work on?
Have a wonderful Monday :)