This being a Valentine’s Day entry, please be warned that this will be sappy, cheesy, and sentimental!
Today, I write about my favorite person, The Husband.
He is my favorite for so many reasons, but I shall exercise restraint and keep to why he makes a great husband!
He allows me to sleep in every morning. The Husband is a morning person and wakes up like a lolo. He is usually up by 5:30. He is in charge of waking Kuya Joaquin up for school and dragging him to the dining table for breakfast. Sometimes, Fina helps wake Kuya up.
He is my personal barista. The Husband makes my coffee every morning. For someone who grew up in a very patriarchal family, where the wives should make coffee for their husbands and pour water into their glasses, among others, The Husband making me coffee is such a breath of fresh air! When he is out on business trips, I do not even attempt to make myself a cup. I just cannot make coffee that tastes as good as the ones made by The Husband himself.
He gives me and the kids weekly baon to buy and/or enjoy things that we do not really need. Teehee. Our baon is mostly spent on my Fridates with the boys and household needs. Rewind to just a few months after we moved to Pampanga and I was just getting used to being a full-time homemaker, The Husband came home to me crying. We needed to buy LPG that morning, but my wallet was empty. I felt so helpless and kawawa. Since then, The Husband would give me weekly baon. Thank God for a discerning and empathic husband!
He lets me be Queen of our household. I manage the household and resolve domestic concerns. I furnish and accessorize our home as I please, but I await The Husband’s nod for big ticket items. I think he appreciates coming home to a beautiful home!
We share the power of the purse equally. Not having my own money and having to be completely financially reliant on The Husband was one of my struggles as a full-time homemaker. I am sure those of you who were earning your own keep prior to transitioning to being a stay-at-home mama would understand. I used to refuse making even small financial calls, such as our weekly budget for pamamalengke, spending for car repairs, but The Husband told me that everything that he brings in to our household is ours. Of course, even with such blanket mandate, I spend (and save) responsibly.
He takes good care of my Papa and Mommy. I cannot thank The Husband enough for this! Just looking at this photo brings me to tears.
Most of all, The Husband loves and accepts me for who I am. I am impatient, short-tempered. He knows exactly how to deal with me – feed me and/or order extra rice for desperate measures!
As I end this post, I realize that this should also be good to go back to on very rare days that I find The Husband annoying. Haha! Kidding aside, I think that letting our partners know that we appreciate them and why we do is healthy practice.
Happy weekend, everyone!