It interests me, that all through our lives–if we seek to think about others more than ourselves–we will give and adapt and adjust in order to sustain and cultivate relationships.
Parenting demands more of this than any other, perhaps. I suppose it depends upon our personality, as to what amount of “giving in” we need to do in our marriage, our parenting, and with friends.
And of course there’s a fine line between doing what is needed, and doing too much.
And some of it is not “giving in” at all, but just plain pride in what our loved one has accomplished!
In keeping with my tradition of supplying scotch tape to my toddler, bread twist-ties to my preschooler, and countertop space to my semi-adult son, this weekend I changed the decor of my kitchen. It will be so for a while, anyway.
My Older Son has been taking a ceramics class in college this semester. Given his serious passion with antiquity, he has produced all his pottery in the Anglo-Saxon style.
This too shall pass?
He has signed up for Advanced Ceramics next semester.