â€œIt would be nice if everyone could smile at me and say hello when I come home from work.â€
So that’s what I’m working on right now.
It’s not an easy job, but it’s important. To all of us.
Did you see the other bloggersâ€™ posts about welcoming him home?
JessieLeigh’s post on Parenting Miracles this week was about making your home a welcoming haven. Is there anyone (man or woman) who doesn’t want to walk into a haven at the end of the day?
You- yes, you- are the biggest asset or liability when it comes to a welcoming home. Â Your attitude will make more of a difference in whether your man canâ€™t wait to come through the door or just braces himself for the onslaught. Â Pull yourself together. Â (And I donâ€™t mean by getting all dolled up.)
That is something to think about when I start to fall apart around 3 pm. Every day.
Jessica stressed doing the little things that we often reserve for special guests for our husbands on Good (Cheap) Eats.
Whether itâ€™s a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, providing a cool drink is one way to welcome my husband home after a long day. Not only does it quench his thirst, but it also communicated to him that I was thinking of him while he was gone.
I love that! She is a mom who has it all put together.
Amy at The Finer Things in Life gave lots of concrete suggestions for managing the chaos so that her husband sees a smiling wife and children playing happily when he gets home.
Our surroundings are not just physical.Â What makes the home is the heart. In our home I have the power to set the tone when daddy walks in the door as I choose my own attitude and do my best to control the circumstances.
Mandi shared 5 ways that we can draw our husbands back home, whether they are at work or out with friends. One of her points –
Donâ€™t dump on him as he walks in the door.
I used to struggle with this one a lot. After a long day of balancing work, kids and a colicky baby by myself, Sean would walk in the door â€” after an equally long day of physically tiring work â€” and I would dump on him, both figuratively with my words and literally as I handed over the fussy baby. Iâ€™m sure he couldnâ€™t wait to come home to that.
I have learned so much during this series so far, and we’re just past half done. Coming up next week – planning an at-home date with your husband.
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