Saturday, October 23, 2010

Honey Do's

It’s Saturday, the day that every man wants to kick back, sleep in, relax, and maybe go fishing. Right? Whoa, wait a minute. That may be what you want to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for you to do with your day; especially if you want to spend the night the way I know you want to spend it.

Remember yesterday, when I mentioned how your wife feels broken if the house is broken, and feels like a mess if the house is a mess? Well, guess what? I can just about guarantee that she’s felling that way right now. Somewhere in your house is something that needs your attention. And somewhere in the house is hidden a list that you and I try and forget about… the dreaded “honey do” list. Yeah, I know, it’s scary, but you’re a man, you can take it.

Do you want your wife to know you care about her? Well, one of the ways we do that is by making sure we take care of that blasted list. The longer something stays on it, the more convinced our wives are that we don’t care about them.

Day 8 – You got it, attack that honey do list. I know; there’s probably too much on that list to do in one day; I’m not saying that you should try and finish it today, but how about putting a dent in it? Not sure what to do? If you really want to be brave, ask your wife to pick out one or two things that she thinks are the most important. Or, each of you pick out one item from the list.

You can even make this a time for relationship building. Ask your wife to help you, or at least be with you, while you do that thing. Garage needs cleaning? That’s a great project to attack together; or, better yet, make it a family project. Gutters need to be cleaned out? Get her to hold the ladder for you. Bedroom need painting? Another great team project, one of you can cut, while the other rolls. Even if you don’t talk a lot while you are working, just doing it together will build your relationship.

This is one of those romantic acts that need to become a habit in our lives. If you can commit to doing just one or two items on the honey do list every Saturday, you’ll find it brings you closer together. Not only that, but you’ll find that she won’t be nagging you as much; having confidence that you’ll do what needs to be done.

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