Don’t even get me started on my situation. I don’t want to have to clean up brains off your computer monitor after your head explodes!
TMCertified has a situation where his wife is at least showing an interest at some level. His idea could work or it could backfire, it’s hard to say. It’s one of those where you might want to have a back-up plan already in place… “So, I’ll get her the diamond stud earrings, which she’s getting either way, so she’ll either get a nice throw AND earrings or she’s just gonna end up with the earrings…” That kind of logic.
It’s nice to have a spouse or partner who is willing to try to share your hobbies or interests. I’m trying to get her into yoyo, and the motivation is that 2 of the kids are starting, another one is trying desperately to start and the last one can’t even walk yet(but just started standing), and she’s going to find soon if she doesn’t start throwing, she’s gonna start getting left out. Things that families can do together are good things. We like going to Disney parks, some people like going to sporting events, others do movies. Video games, board games… the options are endless. Anything that can help the bond between partners, I’m all for encouraging. It’s truly not the price, it’s the thought. A $10 yoyo in the hands of someone appreciative is far better than an expensive yoyo in the hands of someone not interested. It’s a gamble. But his wife can at least do something other than a gravity pull, where-as mine won’t make a real effort. But, TMCertified has been doing this MUCH longer than I have, so his wife has had to deal with this for far longer than mine has! So, I’m hoping my wife will show an actual interest. We do have a battle option for determining an argument winner: Nintendo Advanced with Tetris Worlds, winner takes the argument! Of course, it’s not fair, I win all the time so my wife won’t go for that anymore. Oh well, so much for high tech, right? 2nd system, cable, cartridge… wasted!
But regarding my situation, it’s too chaotic and she enjoys creating problems from nothing, so it’s never a winnable situation, it’s just a matter of making a choice knowing full well there will be repercussions regardless of the decision and outcome EVEN if she benefits from it. I’m going to let this yoyo thing bloom for me, and maybe it will rub off on her. There’s plenty of nice red yoyos, and I think she’d enjoy a red DM2! But, like the kids, I want proof of real interest first before I “go nuts”. I love her, but I ain’t crazy either!