It’s hard to think of good Valentine’s Day gifts for men. I mean, you can’t fall back on flowers, chocolates and jewelry with them. But the Love List Challenge could turn out to be the perfect gift – and all you’ll need is a pen, paper and 10 minutes a day.
Jamie here! I got up this morning – grumpy and out of sorts. It was cold and sleeting outside and my oldest son had just missed his school bus.
As I was pulling my coat off the hook to take him to school, groaning inwardly, my husband came down the stairs and offered to take him instead. I was so relieved! This girl doesn’t do ‘cold & wet’ very well before coffee… While they were gone, I started getting the other 3 boys ready for school – signing papers, making lunches, and searching for shoes. When my husband got back 30 minutes later, we were all still running behind. I was flustered and starting to fall apart just a little bit (Just put your shoes where they go buddy, so mommy won’t have to crawl around the house looking under furniture!). But in the space of 10 minutes, he managed to melt away my craziness, and had me laughing and relaxed.
I honestly don’t know how he does it! He just walks in, pours a bowl of cereal and starts very seriously discussing my Kindergartener’s drawing entitled “Move Feutr” (Movie Theater) He grins at me across the kitchen and his eyes crinkle warmly. A knowing smile just for me. A best-friend smile.
This is something I love about my husband – how he can save me from my grumpy self every time with his silly dad antics. How he can walk into a rushed morning where all I’m thinking of is we’re still missing a shoe, and he just freezes time for a moment to enjoy a secret joke. It’s just one thing I love – because really, there are so many.