Men and size. I’ll never fully understand the fascination or seemingly endless conversations that surround the topic. Mine is bigger. Congratulations. Remind me again why this matters? That’s right – it doesn’t. And while the majority of women continue not to care, it remains a Holy Grail topic for men.
This very subject arose in my home over the weekend while I enjoyed some “me” time with a cup of hot cocoa on the couch. I flipped on the television, and there it was, a visual reminder of the male population’s obsession with size.
“This will work great for my big screen,” the excited husband said as he toured a potential home with his wife on the popular HGTV show “Property Virgins.” She smiled, as most wives do when they realize their partner is having a “little boy at Christmas time” moment, and moved on.
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the similarities between the on-screen couple and my own relationship. While I was perfectly happy with the 19-inch box TV I picked up in college, after a few patient years of marriage, my husband made it clear he wanted an upgrade. So we did.
A 40-something, LE-something TV now hangs in our family room. It’s all the same to me. Most importantly, Patrick is happy and I get to see far more detail than I would ever deem necessary. This rings truer than ever when I appease my adoring hubby by watching over-the-top action films like “Ninja Assassin.” I love you sweetie.
Would he have gone bigger? Of course. But he was also smart enough to realize that there is a middle ground when it comes to want and need. As for lessons learned – it’s now in my hands as I demonstrate that a woman’s passion can in fact be contained…when it comes to shoes.
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