Daily Affirmations
9/26/15 at 07:34 AM 0 Comments

War is HECK

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Unwanted Security
I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you some things that are none of your business. For example, I’ve been negligent in my duties with Merrill lately. He’s been gone all week, and we’ve had to tag team the babies when he’s home. The secret to a well-oiled relationship isn’t how many times one can say, “I Love you” but in actually taking the time to say, “I love you”. Spouses know when the other isn’t being sincere. I get it, it’s hard to stay connected with children trying to destroy you, but there are ways to stay connected, in a maritime war zone:
1. Walk up to your spouse and plant a quick peck on his ear. Doing this, you’ll fly below the Toddler radar, and you’ll be able to gaze into his eyes, but hurry. Lest he think you’re thinking something YOU’RE NOT!
2. Do the dishes with him, if you’re not cleaning spaghetti from the cracks of the ceiling. You can graze his hand in the dirty sink water. Grant you, it’s isn’t the Notebook, but the tender moment may get you through the next two hours. Don’t dally. Lest he think you’re thinking something YOU’RE NOT.
3. While he’s sitting at the table helping The Boy with homework, walk up behind him and place a kiss on the back of his neck. The Toddler is watching for Dora for the next 3 minutes, and it shows him you’re thinking and appreciative of his help with the nightly Common Core. The trick is to not linger your lips on his nape longer than a peck, lest he think you’re thinking something YOU’RE NOT.
4. At bath-time, sit with him, and ask him about his day. Granted, there’s some chaos with the Toddler jumping off the side of the tub (JUMP!!!), or playing Splashing Safari, but he’ll be grateful for the attention you’re able to show him. Do NOT touch him! Just talk…lest he think you’re thinking something YOU’RE NOT.
5. As he’s folding the laundry. Help him, if you’re not chasing a naked, wet Toddler around the living room. He will appreciate the division of the chores, and you’ll be able to tell him about your day. Do not dally over the intimate articles of clothing….lest he think you’re thinking something YOU’RE NOT.
6. Finally, when the Toddler has worn herself out, The Boy has completed the Constitutional sized Math Packet, and all the water in the house has been drank, “I need a drink of water”, you can sit, on the couch across from him and just look at him, grateful for the partner, and survival of another day….but be quiet. The Toddler and The Boy both have super secret, sonar hearing, AND unfortunate timing…..one wrong move…and you’re back to a quick peck on the cheek.
War is HELL….Kids do not play fair, but your relationship comes first. Work on that, and you’ll live to see another day together. Gotta go…Merrill’s up, and he’s thinking I’m thinking something I’m NOT….I’d better run. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.

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