for reals...

for reals...

A blog about parenting teens and other things. There are a lot of "mommy blogs" out there. I love many of them. However, they aren't really applicable at this stage in our parenting. A blog about parenting teens? Now that is something I can get behind!

Although, I will say, if you are looking for advice on parenting, I can mostly offer the things I've found that DON'T work. I'm not an expert. AT. ALL . Unless we're talking about eyerolls. And then, I've got that shizzle nailed...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What we have here, is a failure to communicate.

Marriage is hard folks. For real.

Over our several years of being parenting/marriage experts (Just kidding), we have realized time and again that we do not communicate the same. Such a revelation, huh?

Case in point, we have these outbuildings on the property. They have lots of cool treasures inside, left by the previous owners. They also have super cool, weathered wood. And amazing corrugated metal. And rustic windows and doors.

They are coming down so Mark can build his shop. Our disagreement comes with what to do with all these items.

My take is:

Mark has a different opinion:

So, we are going to be mature adults and compromise. By keeping all the stuff. Clearly you can see who the adult is at our house. And who is better at compromising. 

Syd took these pictures from the house. They made me laugh because you can almost see the tension! Truthfully, this was after he agreed we could keep everything we hadn't already promised to our nephew. And poor Mark looks so resigned to his fate in the middle one. The third almost looks like we like each other. We do, I promise. And honestly, our property doesn't look as terrible as it does in these photos. The building in the photo looks much worse than it did before he tore down the front part. I will admit that we won't be winning any landscape awards with the state of things currently.

We've had many people over the years offer to help tear down our barn and the other buildings in exchange for the wood. Below is me on these occasions:

I'm SO mature. Whatever. I'm keeping my stuff...


  1. Ha! But without the building, where are you going to keep the stuff?

  2. We are keeping the barn, Jill. Makes it a lot easier to store stuff. Plus, pretty soon, I can just take over Mark's new shop, right? ;-)