I was all set to post part 3 of my Discipline series, but Janeen of Christian Frugal Mama started a new carnival: Wednesday Wifehood & I really want to participate!
How do you keep your husband as the top priority when your children are little? This is a constant struggle, at least for me. You know the old proverb "a squeaky wheel gets the grease?" Well, kids can be a very squeaky wheel! Here are some things I try to do on a regular basis to remind my husband that he is the most important person in my life. After all, my kids will eventually grow up & leave me, but my husband will be with me for the rest of our lives.
1. As soon as my husband walks in the door, I try to stop what I am doing and kiss him, ask him how his day went, & offer him something to drink/snack on. I want him to know that I've missed him & that his comfort is a priority to me. I don't always do so great at this - some days I feel like he walks in the door & I start babbling about my day, but I'm trying to be better about that.
2. Once our boys go to bed, I try to spend at least an hour of time focusing on my husband. We've started recently exercising together & it's been such a nice quiet time to talk & reconnect.
3. I always go to bed at the same time as my hubby. This is a hard one for me. My husband gets up early to go to work, so he likes to go to bed early. I was raised a night owl & LOVE staying up late at night. But by going to bed with him, I get to show him that I would rather be with him than do anything else. I do sometimes stay up late & work on the computer, but only after my husband is asleep & next to him in bed (laptops are awesome).
What are some ways YOU show your husband he is The Man?