Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let Her Sleep In

It seems that in every family, there’s at least one kid that has a Saturday morning activity. The one day a week that you’re planning on sleeping in get’s ruined, just so you can be a good parent. Or, if you’re like a lot of us, you pretend not to hear the kid/alarm so that your wife has to get up and take care of them.

Guess what? Your wife wants and needs to sleep in just as much as you do. She works hard too, stays up as late as you do, and has to get up in the morning just like you do. Okay, okay, I’m sure there’s at least one person reading this that doesn’t have that case, but we’re talking in generalities here. Where was I? Oh, yeah, your wife needs her sleep just as much as you do, and probably doesn’t get a chance to catch a nap on the sofa, either.

Day 95 – By the time you read this, it might be a little too late to do this one for today. But, you know, there’s always next week, so it’s not too late to use the idea. What’s the idea? Simple; just be the one to get up on Saturday morning, and take care of the kids. Let your wife be the one to sleep in this week (or next week).

Of course, when she finally does wake up, she’ll probably have a moment of panic, thinking that she missed taking Johnny to ball practice, or Susie to ballet. Don’t worry about that. Her moment of panic will be replaced by a warm glow, when she realizes that you took care of it.

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