Tired, Hungry and Dirty

June 5, 2013

in the generous life

Yesterday my husband mowed our (fairly large) yard, sprayed weeds, filled a huge hole (where my son had removed a tree stump) and generally puttered around in the garden.

I knew when he got done he’d be tired, hungry and dirty.

It wasn’t a hard equation to realize that he would want to take a shower, eat a meal and take it a bit easy for the rest of the evening.

So I broke off my day’s work early enough to fix a meal, take care of the garbage and recyclables (something he normally does) and take care of the critical stuff that needed to be done that evening. I also showered around when he wanted to shower.

This was not a hard thing to do, nor a particularly monumental thing to do, but when you’re sweetie is tired, dirty and hungry it’s certainly a kind thing to do.

Keep an eye on your husband’s workload and baby him as appropriate.

Kindness is the greatest wisdom.  Author Unknown

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tammany June 5, 2013 at 4:32 am

Why did you shower when he wanted to? Doesn’t that take up his shower time? Did you shower with him? I don’t understand how that helps him.


The Generous Wife June 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

Sorry if it wasn’t clear. I showered at a time more convenient to when he wanted to shower. He got first choice of when.


Paul H. Byerly June 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

My wife totally rocks! (Thanks my love.)


Sydney Wood June 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Lucky Husband …. I do all the above and more on a regular bases and get no appreciation!


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