Friday, March 25, 2011

Give Her the Day

Every once in a while, it’s nice to have a day just for the two of you. I know, it’s kind of hard to come up with them, with everything else that you’ve got to do; but sometimes, you’ve just got to shove all that other stuff aside, and make some time. All that work and all that busy-ness will still be there tomorrow.

One special day to make a day for you is on your anniversary. What better present can you possibly give yourselves than a whole day just for you? Oh, I know that your wife likes to receive the presents that are nicely wrapped and waiting for her, but she’d still rather have you than the present.

You could even surprise her and take the day off, without telling her ahead of time. Of course, that runs the risk of her planning on doing other things, but what’s life without a few little risks? She’ll be thrilled that you’ve given her this gift of time.

So, what are you going to do with your day together? You might want to do a little thinking and planning on that, to be ready for the day. Of course you’re going to go out to eat together, but what else? Is there someplace special the two of you have wanted to go? Is there a show you’ve wanted to see? Does your wife like to go antique shopping? How about some quaint little shop that sells crafty things? Is there one of those around she’s wanted to go to?

Be sure to start the day by asking her what she wants to do. That is, after you’ve given her a good morning kiss, and told her you’ve taken the day off to be with her. The things you think of ahead of time are in case she doesn’t have enough ideas. Remember, if you’re giving her the day, that means it’s focused on her, not on what you want to do, dragging her along.

The point isn’t to have every minute of the day tied up; the point is to have the time together. Maybe all you need to do is go for a walk in the park. Just make sure you do it together.

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