The other day after school, a couple of the moms and I opened up about a subject we’ve never bonded over before: our husbands. :)
We vented a bit about feeling like we’re the quarterbacks of our families, but no one is listening to us give the plays! We chatted about how low or high our bars are for cleaning and for when our husbands do things differently. We didn’t even venture into husband/wife differences in parenting, because that’s a big subject to tackle with twelve kids running around you on a playground!
We framed the conversation with how grateful we are for our partners, but there’s no getting around the fact that two people living and raising children together are going to have differences. It’s kind of the design. :)
If you could use some understanding and encouragement, here are some of my favorite reads from around the internet. (OR just come join me at the playground next week!)
The Real Truth about Boring Men and the Women Who Live With Them: Redefining Boring. For when you need a reminder that romance doesn’t have to be flashy. (LOVE this one!)
10 Things Nobody Tells You about Being Married. Quality, no-fluff writing I’m adding to my list of required reading for my kids once they’re older. :)
How to Encourage Your Man at Work. Love Anne’s synopsis in the last paragraph. Simple but powerful.
Struggles of a Midlife Wife. My thirtieth birthday is creeping up on me, so while I’m not “midlife” yet, I do feel this tug of getting older as I get ready to say goodbye to my twenties. I thought these reflections on being midlife, almost like you’re straddling two eras of your life at once, were really relatable.
Making Way in the Wilderness: Marriage and Special Needs. A quick and uplifting read about one couple’s struggle to find each other again, after years of caring for children with special needs.