Taking my Wife for granted

By | May 5, 2014

My Wife is an amazing person. A lot better than myself. She’s beautiful, intelligent, caring, and a plethora of other things. Things that I admit I take for granted most of the time. I’ve realised a few things over the past few days that has made me feel overwhelmed me in how I don’t share the workload of everyday happenings, which has brought me to writing this post.

Matt was cooking dinner last night, and happened to knock not only the salt shaker, but also a soy sauce bottle out of the cupboard. Needless to say there was an explosion of glass, salt and soy sauce throughout the kitchen. Keeping Cayden and our puppy away whilst cleaning all the mess up was quite a task, and then it hit me. There are so many things that Chell does, without hesitation that keeps this house hold running.

Some of the examples are:

  • Feeding our pets. I feed our fish. Chell feeds our dogs, cats, and rats. All the time.
  • Meals. I rarely cook. Chell makes me coffee every morning, kids lunches organised, and dinner cooked. Every day.
  • Washing. I usually help with folding. The clean clothes that are in the cupboard and drawers are all because of her.
  • Cleaning. The dishes are clean, the floors are clean, the house is clean. All because of Chell.

There are numerous amounts of things that I could add to the list. I’ve been coming down with a cold and feel down. However what happens when Chell gets sick? She doesn’t have a day off just because she’s tired or unwell. The clothes are still washed, meals cooked and every other daily task is taken care of. I work full-time, however if I get sick, I have time off.

After looking at all these things, it’s made me realise that I need to assist her as much as I can with all these tasks. I need to show her that I appreciate what she does for the kids and I. Even if it’s a thank-you card, or flowers. Something that will brighten her day and make her see that she is appreciated, and that I do care about the amount of tasks she does.

So I was wondering, guys. Do you take for granted some of things that your Wife or partner do for you?