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I Would Do Anything For Love, But I Won’t Do That

When my hubby was stationed in San Diego several years ago, our mail lady gave me a book for a Christmas gift, which I thought was sweet. Then I opened it and found it was a book with ways to spoil your husband that was originally written in the 1970s. Here are just a few of the 100 ways…

Reorganize his closet for him sometime – I did that for my husband once while he was away on deployment. I try not to look in his closet because it makes me twitchy. Some clothes will only be halfway on the hanger, there are clothes on the floor, and his hangers are pointing every which way.

Once he got home and saw what I did, he was kind of pissed off. He’s a man of few words, but the look on his face said it all. I haven’t touched his closet since. Every now and then I can’t take it and I’ll beg him to let me, but he’s happy with his closet looking like a natural disaster hit it.

Drop whatever you are doing if he needs you for anything. – Um, yeah. I already have a 3 year-old, I don’t need another one at the moment.

Bake him cookies. Always keep a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookie dough (or whatever his favorite is) ready. This will tame the cookie monster in him. Men love sweet treats – Okay, this is just crazy talk. Leave cookie dough uneaten? It’s madness I tell you!

When eating out, do simple things like sweetening his iced tea or unfolding his napkin. This is a simple servant attitude. – After being married to him for nearly 17 years, if I pulled something like this on my husband, he’d probably die of shock.

If you are traveling somewhere and are lost, please don’t make him ask for directions. He will eventually find it. Just be patient. – Before we had a GPS my husband had a knack for finding the scariest places to drive through to get to where we were going. I would always tell him he needs to stop at a gas station and ask for directions, but he would never listen to me.

You know that scene in Ghost where Patrick Swayze’s supposed friend gets killed and those creepy figures come for him? Most of the places we’ve gotten lost in would be where those creepy figures live. My husband can still get lost with the GPS because he’ll think he knows a better way. I’m not dying and having creepy figures drag me away just so my hubby can keep his manly pride.

If you buy something that needs to be put together, hire someone else to put it together. Please. – I bought a new elliptical in January and I’m still waiting for my hubby to put it together. Every weekend he says he’ll get to it and I tell him I can just get somebody else to put it together. My husband always says no way is he paying for someone else to do it and he’ll get to it eventually. I’m hoping it’s by the end of the year, but I’d consider myself lucky if it was by next Spring.

 

Am I alone here? Do you do these things for your partner?

THE AUTHOR

Elle's a work at home mom just trying to keep her sanity and 5 year old daughter in one piece. She's also a military wife to a great guy that she can complain about on occasion. If you give Elle peanut butter filled pretzels or a cherry limeade, she'll love you forever. Her laptop is an extra appendage ...

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