On my last flight, we had an all-female crew. This included the pilots.
So, when we got to the hotel we decided to head down to the bar for a little debriefing. After all, how often do we get the chance to talk freely without the guys around?
Topic of conversation? Men, husbands in particular.
I’ve always known that I have a good husband. However, I just didn’t realize how great he was until I heard some of these ladies’ stories.
One girl says her husband has such a bad temper that she has to walk on egg shells around him.
Another girl said her husband refuses to take her on any kind of vacation. Her children are all grown and on their own. They only thing she could do was go by herself. No sense letting those travel benefits go to waste.
Then another one said her husband refuses to help out with any kind of domestic duty. When she asks him to do something, he won’t budge from watching television. She’ll have to keep reminding him until he finally starts yelling at her. She said it’s just not worth the fighting and ends up doing it herself.
And then there’s my husband.
He may not know how to cook but he never complains about what I prepare or what time dinner is on the table. And after 6 years of marriage, he still thanks me after every meal.
He may not clean up his messes but he also doesn’t complain if I don’t either.
He may be away for 4-5 days out of the week but that allows me to afford to stay home with my girls and be a real part of their childhood.
But one of his best qualities is his even temper. In the last 7 years that I’ve known him, I can probably count on my fingers the number of times we’ve had a real argument. That’s not to say we don’t have many one-sided ones (if you know what I mean). He just feels that arguing will not accomplish anything.
This is amazing considering the things that I have done to warrant an arguement:
- Like the time I forgot to lock the door of his truck even though he double checked with me and I swore that I did. The next morning we found out that someone had taken something.
- Or when I complain every time his parents want to stay with us even though it’s usually only a few times during the year.
- Or when I finally admitted that I’ve been blogging for over a year now. I expected him to be suspicious since I’ve never mentioned it before. Instead, he offered to buy me a laptop for my layovers. He didn’t even ask me what my blog’s name was.
- But this takes the cake. I had written a check and forgot to record it in the checkbook. He then wrote 4 more checks to pay some utility bills. They all bounced and we were hit with huge insufficient fund fees. I truly believe that I deserved a full blown lecture. And even though he was very upset, he still kept his cool and asked me to please make more of an effort to record my receipts.
He’s definitely a keeper.
What’s your husband’s/wife’s/significant other’s best trait?