I told my husband that I wouldn’t write about him on the blog. He didn’t ask me to abstain; I just figured it was easier that way. If I don’t mention him much, then I eliminate the chance that I will inadvertently start a squabble. So far, so good.
Being a mom is tough work. So is being a father. Everyone is so busy taking care of the little people, that we often forget to take care of the big people. Or the dog (sorry Dwight — I promise we’ll go for a walk tomorrow!) A good partner can make your day a thousand times easier just by lifting your spirits.
Men, take note: these are some things that will always yield positive results.
- Bring flowers for no reason. Okay, there is a reason–but if he buys you flowers immediately following an argument, it would look like he’s buying flowers just to suck up. If he waits a few weeks, he’ll get credit for being a sweet guy instead of a suckup. Evil genius, or crafty planning? Both!
- Give you the church giggles during childbirth class. You can’t breathe through the fake contractions when you’re trying desperately to not disrupt the no-nonsense couples giving you the “shut up” glare.
- Know when to pick up takeout on his way home from work without being asked.
- Know what to order for you from said takeout joints.
- Decorate the baby’s room himself, and makes it a surprise. In a good way.
- Give you the last cookie, leftover dinner, etc. even though you can tell he really wants it himself. He may give you a hard time about it, but he’ll always fork it over.
- Enjoy the company of your friends and family (at least 75% of the time)
- Get better at buying birthday and holiday presents each year. Even if the gifts aren’t always a home run, consistent improvement shows that he’s paying attention.
- Look awesome in matching father/son hats.