Monday, July 17, 2006

Be Nice to your Husband Day


Maybe it's because I am needing to rely on him more each day as our second daughter's arrival looms in the not so distant future. Or maybe it is because he does the little, silly things I need (or think I need) without a complaint. Either way, he really deserves a day of extra special care.

A college friend of mine got me thinking about how we take our families for granted each day. More often than not, the people we love the most are the people we consider least in our daily lives. I know that can be super easy to do, even though it makes no sense.

I am going to declare Thursday as "Be Nice to your Husband Day." I realize this should be something that happens everyday, but everyday has to start with one day. I am going to choose not to let him in on the special holiday, but rather, shower him with attention and love quietly all day. It does not necessarily mean buying gifts. It could just be making him coffee before he heads to work, or changing all of the poopy diapers on that day. Or it could mean just letting him relax with a beer and the History channel for as long as he wants. It is up to you. It is surprising how nice you, as a wife, will feel scheming and executing ways to pamper your spouse.

So Thursday, whether he really deserves it or not, try to make a little extra effort towards your hubby's happiness and see what happens!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... okay .... But only cause I love him.

Danimal said...

sweet i can't wait kristi isn't really that good at keeping secrets.
He He He!
Kristi's husband

Gina said...

I love it!

Not only will I give it a try, but I may also adopt regular secret "Be Nice To . . ." days for each of my two kids. (Within the limits of discipline of course!)

Needless to say, I will not tell any of them, or they will take full advantage.

Mandy said...

lol - I doubt my hubby would even notice. Plus, I do those things for him anyway.. so it'd mean I would just have to do extra.

There's truth in the saying 'Don't make a rod for your own back' though it's a little late for me already lol

Mandy

Laura said...

Do I get a day if Josh gets a day? ;)

Dana said...

I guess that's a good idea. Everyone deserves extra attention now and then.

The Imaginary Diva said...

I am in with the Thursday Be Nice To Your Husband Day. Ahem, Fiance..... For the betterment of our future fictional children. Count Me In!

Josh said...

Beer and the history channel. I'm all for this holiday. Can you flip to the news on commercial too?

Kristi said...

I guess I'm just trying to plant a bit of kindness into all of our lives. If you do a kind act for someone, there seems to be a ripple effect. And who's more important in your lives than your spouse? A little kindness can go a long way!

News during commercials is great.

Karen said...

I know I do take my hubby for granted- Thursday it is! altho he'll think I'm up to something...

Guru said...

That sounds like a great idea. You should get this going all over the world! Make it a calendarized national holiday!

WooHoo!

Uncle Crappy said...

Can you tell my wife about this? And leave out the part about no gifts?

Rae Ann said...

You're a better wife than I am! ;-)

Laura said...

Poor Joe. I just don't think like this. I bore him 2 children (on the same DAY!) I think every day should be for me.

But-- yay Dan! You are very lucky!! (and your wife cooks!)
I guess you are 2 up on Joe.