With a toddler running beneath my feet and an infant begging for my attention at all times of the day, it can be really easy to let my husband slip into the background. While it is true that young children can monopolize a lot of your time, and it is only for a season, it is also important to be intentional about your marriage. We understand that we won’t have as much time as we did before kids, but we also understand that we will probably have more time as the kids grow. It’s just a short season, but we want to do what we can to remind each other how much we love each other.
Here are five simple things you can do each day to show your husband love.
Greet him with a kiss when he gets home, and then give him time to settle.
It can be so easy to want to throw the baby at your husband the minute he walks in the door, and I will admit there are times I have done this. Usually if he walks in when I am at my breaking point. But for the most part, I do my best to greet him with a kiss, ask him how he is doing, and give him time to take off his shoes, put away his keys, and get comfortable. Even just five to ten minutes to breathe is so helpful.
Let him do something he loves.
Does your husband love to watch sports or maybe go to the gym? What can you do this week to give him some time to do something he loves? Chad loves to watch NASCAR, and while it’s not my favorite, giving him a chance to watch a race while I work on the blog or watch a movie on my iPad speaks volumes. Gives him time to unwind doing something he loves.
Give him undivided attention.
It’s amazing what ten minutes on the couch talking without your phone, without the TV, and the kids occupied can do for a marriage. Just ten minutes a day where you focus on each other and download from the day can bring you closer.
Make his favorite meal and bring him his favorite drink.
If you don’t do the cooking, at least plan one of his favorite meals one night. Men love food. Isn’t it true that it’s the way to a man’s heart? So I have heard anyways.
Plan a date.
Sometimes planning a date can be very stressful on your husband, or maybe they’ve ran out of ideas. Sometime being the one to plan a night out, or even a night in, can show my husband some love. Takes the pressure of him and makes sure he can enjoy a night I planned! Plus, it’s fun to switch things up!