You’ll be so glad you did.

Okay, what am I rambling about? Many years ago, when I was a young wife, my husband used to follow the football (Go Crows! AFL) My childhood was spent playing softball in summer and going to watch mates play baseball in winter. Football just didn’t enter into my life at all. Actually I never understood the rules and thought it was a little silly that grown men would chase an oval shaped ball all around a field. The strategic game of physical chess, called softball, was much more my style.

As newlyweds we would often have visitors over on the weekend: we loved entertaining! However, on a Saturday or Sunday the footy would come one and the men would disappear and the women would find them shouting and cheering at the television as they watched the football. I slowly became more and more frustrated as the months and years wore on. I really did not like how the football came between John and me. I didn’t like the feeling of “the men watch footy while the women do their thing‘. Oh, my husband didn’t do anything that made me feel like that but other guys did, as did their own wives. It just seemed to be the ‘norm’. ;(

So what’s a gal to do? I have learned that if you can’t beat ’em, then join ’em!!!!

Yes, I have been a mad Crows supporter for years and years now. You know what? My husband loves it! We have a ‘date’ time every week where we plan something to nibble, provide an activity for the children, if they don’t wish to support with us, and we have our footy time. It’s just one of the things we do together to help build and maintain our relationship.

In your own life, have you decided to ‘join ’em’ rather than nag or try to change something in your husband?