My husband, what would I do without him? There are many times I ask myself this question, but really? What would I do without him?? The thought is terrifying. After returning to the work force after being a stay at home mom for ten years I admittedly didn’t think he could handle the pressure of being a work at home/stay at home dad. As much as I hate to admit it he has proven me wrong, very wrong, as wrong as those crazy folk who thought the Titanic was unsinkable. Here is my public ode to all those husbands out there that step up and dare to go where some men fear to tread like the kitchen, laundry room and the grocery store.
I met my superman at a friend’s party almost twenty years ago and he had me at holding the door open for his girlfriend, yes girlfriend. We were both in other relationships at the time but he still impressed me with his chivalry. I thought it was dead and my boyfriend at the time thought chivalry was a Scottish whiskey that’s served on the rocks. After our prior relationships ended, we found each other again and this time we zinged! Here we are two decades later and he is still holding the door open along with holding my world in his hands. He is always giving; his time, love and patience to me and our three children. While working at his home based business he is now also wearing the hats of chauffer, cook, housekeeper, boo-boo kisser, diaper changer, classroom helper, Cub Scout dad and many more. A delicate balancing act for anyone, but throw in a three year old, a tween with emotional problems and a hormonal 13 year old daughter and I believe we have a candidate for sainthood or at least knighthood. My knight in shining armor does it all and asks for nothing in return. I take him for granted and hope by reading this he realizes how much I appreciate and admire him. I know there are many men out there that do help out at home and I think it’s becoming more common with the poor economy forcing both parents into the workforce. Unfortunately, not all women are as blessed as I am and sometimes have to do it all. To their husbands I say, “You are the new pioneers of a future of equality in domestic duties, so step up and help out and set an example for your children for they will follow your lead.” I am getting off my soap box now. If you want to show that amazing husband just how much you appreciate him check out Ezmod Furniture’s Pinterest board Gifts for Him for some EZ gift ideas! Truly, Kristin M