Football season just started and I have been thinking a lot about how to balance the time between it and Karen. Since we’re having a long distance relationship, much of “our” time is spent on the phone at night, usually between the hours of 10-12am. But what if a game runs over into that time slot or what if I’m trying to watch a westcoast game because my beloved Niners are playing?
Karen is accepting about it, but it doesn’t make it right either. I mean, she came into my life before the football season started. At the same time, she does get most of my time during the week anyway.
What do you say about it though? You can’t just be like, “By the way sweetie, I can’t spend time with you at all on Sundays and Monday nights because Football needs my time.” Substitute football and a girl’s name and you get the picture. Sure, football is a hobby, but only to guys. Just like how most guys don’t see shopping as a hobby.
There’s really no compromise either, so I’ll just have to either get her to love football as much as I do or make it up to her somehow. Option number one is the best case scenario, because come on–how can you NOT like football? It requires so much athleticism and teamwork. Unfortunately option two sounds more likely.