Have you guys read this Ensign Article? It’s entitled “Crossing Thresholds and Becoming Equal Partners”. Even if you’re not LDS it does bring really important things to the table. I was browsing the Ensign while Drew and I were making some last minute stops before our trip up north last weekend. I saw the picture of the harried wife and the husband who just needs a bit of time to relax after work and I totally identified.
The main part of the article, at least to me, was how you’re not supposed to be independent of other but interdependent and I thought that was a message the world needs to hear.
Do you allow your husband his 5 minutes, and then does he come in and happily help or does it go the other way… “DREW, I am SO tired of these kids I don’t care WHO was bugging you today you get over HERE.” I know, as a wife, I feel as though I can demand that type of attention from him since he helped produce this offspring just as much as I did.
I think that in the women’s movement a lot that was lost was the fact that husband and wife are a team. We’re not both pulling to make it in our own worlds, we’re pulling together.
Which brings me to the point that marching band starts TODAY (yes, school doesn’t start for another 3 weeks, why do you ask?)… that means me, home with the kids and a very tired husband when he gets home.
So, I have some goals for myself. I’m going to try not to be the harried mom throwing the mac and cheese box at her husband. I’m also going to make it a happy end-of-summer for my kids. I also want to make me a better person, and since I’m done working so often I think it’s something I can work on. One of my main pet peeves about our house is that it’s not clean in the AM. So, for August I want to work on cleaning up every evening after I put the kids to bed. Just 5 minutes, to make sure all the dishes are put away and the counters are clean, that kind of thing. I think it’ll help make my day a happier one.
Go moms, we can make the world a better place… one child or husband at a time.
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