Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Room for Argument

We all know that fighting constructively arguing is the cornerstone of a good marriage. What? You don't all know that? It's just me? Shoot.

Anyways, we argue. The secret's out. We argue pretty often. It doesn't last long, but we're (um, I'm) not that good at saving my feelings for appropriate situations, so we usually hash it out right away.

So, one of the things I'm worried about with this trip to India is, Where are we going to fight? We're sharing a room with the kids. We have a crazy schedule, where we will never be alone. We are leading a team of 15 people, and while we don't have to fake eternal bliss, we don't want to make everyone uncomfortable.

I guess we could curb the arguing, but the jet lag/small children/team of Americans/700 Indian students/hectic schedule combo, I'm just trying to be realistic.

These are the things that keep me up at night.


Sarah said...

Just pack a couple of nerf balls in your suitcase and wing them at each other when you're mad. That was Steve's primary conflict resolution mode when he had to share a house with 11 other guys in college.

p dub said...

While in India, respond to any conflict with passive-agressive, icy silence. Then, when you're back in the US, let it all out in one big weekend-long fight.

Problem solved.

Dad said...

Take an Ambien and go to bed.

Kirsten said...

That's one of the reasons we never got an au pair when our kids were really little. I couldn't imagine holding all my feelings in until after everyone was out of earshot. Good luck!

Cool J said...

Is the arguing thing genetic?? I think it may be. Good luck with everything and we'll be praying for you guys!! Love you!

Cool J said...

That was christina, but John shares his prayers and love too!