I’m used to it after 34 years together. We’ve painted countless numbers of walls together, and Tom never thinks the color is right. I’ll hear him say over and over, “Are you sure this color is good?” or “Do you really like it?”
In the beginning those questions would make me nervous, causing me to doubt my choice of color. Now I can say with confidence, “Just wait until you’re finished. You’re going to love it!” And he always does!
So, a couple of days ago when Tom compared our cabin master bathroom color (light brown) to something you do in the bathroom, I didn’t flinch. Today he asked if our upstairs bathroom looked like baby poop! “No,” I laughed out loud. “You’re going to love the color (moss green), just wait and see.”
Now he’s prepping the staircase going to the basement. Thankfully, he’s using primer, so I have a few minutes to write this post. 🙂
This project has made me realize once again how much we need each other. I can’t do half the work he can do in a day, and I certainly can’t do it as well–Tom’s a perfectionist (in a good way) when it comes to painting. And Tom needs me to infuse confidence into everything he does. We make a great team. Although I didn’t always see it this way.
In what ways do you and your spouse complement each other when you’re working together? Do you see your differences as a help or a hindrance?