I am a nag! Or at least I can be. That much I know about myself. I don’t mean to be, especially not to my husband but when there are q-tips all over the house or dirty socks in our foyer, it’s hard to be the dotting wife. During our pre-marital counseling I’ve learned that my husband and I see things very differently. Where I see and opportunity for us to check out that movie that we JUST spoke about last night, he sees an opportunity to catch up on Netflix. Such differences can sometimes lead to bickering and/or the more frustrated party (me) to “nag” the other. (Whomever came up with that word is really a class act.) Because of this, tension can sometimes build, and build and build. Then before you know it, you’re no longer arguing over whose turn it is to change the baby’s diaper but something deeper. So I’ve decided that I needed to remember why my husband was so awesome in the first place (because clearly his ability to binge watch Netflix isn’t it). So over the next 14 Days I created a challenge for myself. I grabbed a piece of paper and pen and EVERY night I thought back on the day and wrote down something I loved about my husband. I noticed as I focused on his positive qualities each night, I was falling more in love with him!
Day 1- Thank you for making every pediatric appointment. You make the best funny faces when it’s time for her shots. She can’t quite express it but I know it makes each visit a little better.
Day 2- thank you for initiating a family hug session. Our little one is under the weather but family hugs made her smile and for that, I am smiling.
Day 3- thank you for your humor. You made me laugh so hard today and after a long work week it was just what I needed…and the ten piece nuggets didn’t hurt either. Fat girl Friday’s!
Day 4- thank you for a wonderful family day. You made your girls happy today just by being present and attentive. When we’re happy, everyone is happy.
Day 5- thank you for being my nurse today!
Day 6-thank you for surprising me by picking me up at the subway station
Day 7- thank you for making dinner tonight
Day 8- thank you for being born on this day! Lol 😄. Dinner was awesome
Day 9- thank you for indulging in my sometimes outlandish request. FaceTime during work hours, I appreciate you!
Day 10-thank you for the late night conversations. It really is my favorite time to spend with you.
Day 11- thank you for giving me the food that you bought for yourself
Day 12- thank you for making football funny. Morgan has no idea as to what’s going on but it’s amusing to watch her watch you.
Day 13- thank you for picking me up…again. Today was a long day and my headache was killer.
Day 14- thank you for being just as vested in our child’s future as I am. I’m a little obsessive when it comes to schools, etc but you research as much as I do and you take it seriously.
And so endth my challenge. It certainly was a challenge but one that I am glad I did. My batteries are recharged and the look that I’ve been giving my husband has been one of endearment…and not that “other” look.