One thing I appreciate about my husband is that every time I come home after an evening out, the porch lights are on for me. We never typically turn the porch lights on, I’ve never complained about fumbling for keys in the dark, I never remember to turn it on for myself…and yet, like clockwork it is ALWAYS on for me.
What’s more, Pat and I have never had a conversation about this. I’ve never told him I appreciate that he does this and I really don’t think he’s looking for that. He just does it.
Yesterday, Pat got frustrated and looked at me and was all “Kat? Is there a reason every light in the house is on when you’re home? Why is it that you don’t turn a light off when you leave a room?”
I guess he doesn’t appreciate my reciprocation.
Reasons I Love My Husband:
1.)He brings me warm bottles to give to the baby in the middle of the night when I am cussing him out in my head.
2.)He ignores my juvenile behavior and patiently waits for me to get over myself and discuss our finances like an adult.
4.)He sat at the door of the operating room, after I was rushed in following an emergency c-section, waiting for word of my condition…for six hours.
5.)He drives 45 minutes out of his way to go get me sushi on Friday night because I’m hungry and moody and tired and he wants me to be happy.
6.)He says things like, “Kat. Who are the most important people in your life? We are all here. We all love you. We’re not going anywhere. Just remember that.” and makes me feel better when things start getting to me.
7.)He takes time away from HIS job and comes home on a moments notice to help ME with MY job.
8.) When I’ve had a tough day with the kids he lets me talk it out until I run out of gas and then suggests we send them to a different daycare.
13.)He doesn’t take sides when I tell him to whack our son for an entire day of horrid behavior but instead delicately puts his hand on our baby boy’s head and turns to me to say, “My God Kat, he’s burning up!!” and then asks me to fetch the motrin.
17.) He reminds me of our anniversary when our anniversary is nearly over and doesn’t hate me for forgetting even though I kind of hate him a little for not bringing me diamonds when he was the one who remembered.
22.) I love that he leaves the porch light on for me whenever I leave, even if he doesn’t appreciate my reciprocation.