As a Mom, it is so easy to put your marriage on the back burner and focus on the kids. They are only going to be in your home for a short time, and they really do need a lot of attention. But it is so very important to make your marriage a priority. I try to find small ways everyday to show my Hubby that he is important to me.
I wake up with him before he leaves for work. He gets up at 3:30am, gets dressed and heads downstairs. I wake up between 3:30 and 4am and go with him. I like to get his coffee ready, make him breakfast (if time permits), and pack his lunch. I’ll make his breakfast fresh for him- eggs and bacon, a breakfast sandwich, but sometimes we’re rushing (MONDAYS! ugh, lol) and I don’t have time. Just getting a bowl of cereal for him is helpful. He likes having someone to talk to in the quiet before he leaves. And because I’m up with him, helping him get ready, we get to sit down and chat for a bit or watch the news.
Another way I bless my Hubby is by doing his laundry. Yes, he is a big boy. Yes, he knows how to do his own laundry. But, I have the time, I’m home, and I like to do it. I also try to get done any other chores that will help him have a more restful weekend.
I also like to let him sleep in on the weekends. I’m always up early to get the kids to their activities, getting the house straightened up, or getting breakfast ready. I won’t wake up Hubby unless absolutely necessary. My thoughts on this, I do get up early with him through the week, but if I’m tired during the day, I take a nap. He can’t nap during the week, so he gets to sleep in. 🙂
He doesn’t expect any this, but I would be ok with it if he did. He works hard for his family, and he deserves to be pampered. I think *some* women feel like preparing meals for men, bringing them coffee, etc is demeaning, because for a long time- women didn’t have a choice. Those things were expected of them. They are not now, and I’m grateful that I have the choice, but this is the choice that I’m making, and it seems like a lot of women are doing the same. I’m happy to see homemaking becoming more popular. I see lots of stay at home wives…not just moms, but women without children. As I’ve said before, homemaking has always been very close to my heart. I love everything about it. It really warms my heart to see so many wives falling in love with it, as well.