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Old 06-06-2010, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat View Post
I'm always confused by this notion of one person making all the compromises. The very definition of compromise requires that both people participate and meet part way. If it's one-sided, then that's more like sacrifice.
Quite right .

My then three year old son taught me the art of compromise! He had a favorite pair of footie PJ's which I pretty much had to fight him OUT of in order to wash. He even wanted to wear them out and about, to day care, etc. Finally the light bulb went on in my brain. It was the dead of winter, they were fuzzy and warm, what's an extra layer when the temp is -20C????? It's extra warmth! We compromised--he could wear the footies as long as he wore street clothes over top. We both won. I had a happy child and he got to wear his favorite clothing AND he was warm!
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