My Husband Can Do Things For Himself

It’s kind of a pain.

It’s a burden.

And, well… I just don’t feel like it.

And so, each night, after his 10-hour work day, my husband walked into our bedroom to see a big pile of I-don’t-care-about-you sitting on our bedspread. A pile of perfectly-folded khakis, polo shirts and white undershirts that, to him, made a statement.

You’re not important enough.

And so, I changed.

And it was literally so easy.

The next day while he was at work, I took everything out of his drawers and spent 20 minutes reorganizing them. Nice shorts, workout shorts, polo shirts, casual shirts, everything had its place. There were a few things I thought he’d want to give away, and so I kept those in a pile for him to approve later.

That was it.

And, from then on, I took that extra step and put his clothes away too.

It adds about 60 seconds to my day.

But it makes him feel important.

And that matters.

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Janie Porter
Janie Porter
Formerly an Emmy-nominated TV news reporter, Janie Porter is the creator of She Just Glows and (often-unshowered) stay-at-home mama to three boys 5 years old and under. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more posts about less-than-perfect parenting and finding your inner glow.

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