Father’s day in my home has always been about golfing or fishing. 10 years ago my husband made me a Mom and I made him a Dad. On my first Mother’s day, my husband bought me a piece of jewelry that I ended up having to return because money was so tight. He wanted so badly to give me a gift, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. Over the years, these holidays revolved around our own parents and their celebrations, and less about us as parents.
This past Mother’s day I decided that I was going to ask for something very specific. I asked that my husband focus on the things that I really wanted. I wanted the day off. That’s right. I wanted the day off from cooking, cleaning, and doing the dishes. I wanted my children to ask my husband anytime they needed something. I wanted some peace and quiet, oh yes, and a mimosa! My husband was a fantastic sport, and he gave me exactly what I asked for. He even put on something pretty for me while he vacuumed the play room carpet.
A few weeks back I asked my husband what he really wanted for Father’s day. He said, “I want the same thing I want every day. I want you.” I giggled and said, “I thought you wanted to go golfing.” He said, “Well, I want that too.” It made me think about how hectic our lives are and how at the end of each day, he crawls into bed, and he still wants me. By the end of most days, I look like a character out of The Walking Dead. My hair is a mess, I am still in my robe, and I have enough luggage under my eyes for an around the world vacation. Yet, he still wants me.
So this Father’s day I have decided to give him just that. I hope you enjoy this video and my guess is that your man wants the same thing mine does, to see more of you!