By now y’all have heard of The Love Dare. Y’all may have even heard of the 365 version that Alex brought up last September. I’ve chronicled our journey through it here, here, and here. So if you do the math, we should be at least 3/4 of the way through.
Here’s the thing….we’re not.
Now I highly doubt you are surprised by that little factoid. I mean, hey the title of this post is all about being sheepish. Which I’m sure just conjures up images like this:
Nothing guilty about that look at all. No siree. HA!!!!!
I have to say that in the last mmmm, probably the last 3 months if I’m truthful we’ve pretty much laid this aside. We do occasionally pick it up and read a dare here or there. In fact last month we’ve completed a whole dang week!! We were ROCKIN’ it then. Its just. Its gotten tedious.
At this point I tell Alex that its like pulling teeth to get him to do it. He tells me I have the most atrocious timing in the world. We’re probably both correct.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never experienced a man who was really all that interested in reading (I’m sure these strange mythological creatures exist…somewhere) let alone reading a book that encourages you to talk. Even worse it wants you to talk about your relationship. Gah. Ugh. Let me stab myself with a spoon!
Knowing the above is pretty much Alex, I don’t press the issue. I want to come home, enjoy dinner and some t.v. relaxation time. Unfortunately that usually bleeds straight into bed time which means at 11:30 at night as we’re crawling into bed I’m piping up with a “You ready to do the dare?” Alex on the other hand is half asleep on his pillow groaning because good gosh why won’t I shut up and let him sleep already!
So we’re at this strange impasse. I’m sick and tired of pushing to do it. Alex is sick and tired of all this emotional talking and reading so hesitates to even look at the darn book. Thus the book sits. Night after night on my nightstand. About once a week we actually will do a dare. (Last night we did day 136 so I can safely say we’ll do the next “day” some time this weekend.)
Now I’m sure there is some greater message in all this. Something about persevering even when you don’t know the reward or sticking it out when you get frustrated and bored. Or heck how working together makes the goal you achieve even greater in the end. However right now I think we both wouldn’t mind if this dang book grew some wings and flew away for the summer. And the kicker is we have vowed to finish the dare even if (as Alex put it) this became the 365 million year dare. We WILL finish this thing. We’re too stubborn to not finish it.