Sometimes I get frustrated when my husband doesn’t do things the way I’d do them.
OK, I always get frustrated when my husband doesn’t do things the way I’d do them.
(I spent half my time on jury duty last week rethinking their systems and figuring out how to eliminate potential jurors more quickly. Yeah–I’d say I’m controlling.)
It’s a good thing my husband puts up with me.
I’m the nuts and bolts around here; he’s the dreams. I worry about the practical stuff like what’s for dinner and who has to be where and who’s driving them there and how long has Little Brother been playing on that Game Boy, anyway? He wishes for exciting vacations and gives in to Little Brother’s “five more minutes” requests and lets the kids have sleepovers. He says “yes” when I want to say “no.”
And when Little Brother and Adventure Boy have a sleepover that involves making “forts” out of all the cushions in the family room, he lets them. And when they’re too scared to sleep in the family room when everyone else is upstairs, he sleeps down there too, on the couch. On Father’s Day. And then when we go out to a restaurant for Father’s Day, he invites Adventure Boy to come along.
It’s a good thing that we have him in our lives. He might make me crazy sometimes, but we really do need that balance, that other side, that he brings to things.
Happy Father’s Day to my husband, TheDad!