13 NEW Reasons I Love My Husband (since having kids)

I have so many reasons to love my husband. He’s thoughtful, he’s funny, he’s handsome, he challenges me, he’s a a hard worker, he’s athletic, and he loves his family.

Before we got engaged, married, or had kids, I was pretty certain that I had it really, really good when it came to my relationship. I was with someone who respected me, who loved all of me, who made me feel beautiful, and who put “us” first.  And while that time in our relationship was extremely special and free of “real” responsibility, it wasn’t until we had kids that I realized how much more I could love him.

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He is no longer here to just listen to me complain about my crappy day at work or to take me out to dinner to celebrate a birthday.  All of a sudden he’s become the person I can rely on when my patience is gone and when I can’t keep my eyes open anymore. He is no longer just my best friend.  He’s become the teammate I need to help pick me up when I’ve stepped on yet another “f***ing” LEGO or the expert I need to help pour the orange juice the “right way” for one of the girls.

In just over 6 years, we’ve created the most amazing life together and although there are certainly times I want to punch him in the face (sorry babe), there’s no other person on this earth who I think I was supposed to go on this journey with. I’m always discovering new reasons to love him and I’m sure for many people, these things may seem simple. Or boring. Or cheesy. But it’s the little things. And these things make me feel like I couldn’t have made a better decision in choosing a partner. A best friend. And most importantly, the most incredible father to our daughters.

So without further ado, here are some of the reasons I love him so much (and sorry in advance for embarrassing you, Travis!)…

13 NEW Reasons I Love My Husband (since having kids)

  1. he constantly tells me I have the most important job in the world (which is nice to hear as a Stay at Home Mom who can sometimes feel like I’m not doing enough)
  2. he changes diapers in the middle of the night (and by diapers, I mean every. single. diaper. in the middle of the night)
  3. he listens to me complain when I’m emotional (which has been a frequent occurrence considering I’ve been pregnant and/or recovering from pregnancies three times in four years)
  4. he tells me I’m beautiful when I’m wearing my sweatpants (which is a good thing considering that’s all I ever wear)
  5. he lets me sleep in (it may only be until 6:30am, but that’s better than 6:00am!)
  6. he unloads the dishwasher before I come downstairs in the morning (yes, he really does…all while making me a cup of coffee and getting the girl’s breakfast ready)
  7. he makes Abby’s lunch for school so I have one less thing to do in the morning (officially making him super Dad!)
  8. he takes the older girls to the farmer’s market on the weekends (making Mommy’s Saturday mornings “easy” with only one baby at home)
  9. he encourages me to get babysitters (another thing that’s hard for a Stay at Home Mom to justify doing)
  10. he watches all  3 girls on Saturdays so I can go to the gym, the grocery store, and anywhere else I want (and he doesn’t complain about it…too much)
  11. he sings and dances with the girls and knows almost all the words to the Frozen soundtrack (sorry for outing you, babe!)
  12. he still takes me on dates and on trips (we may bring the newspaper with us and act like we’re 80, but I wouldn’t want it any other way)
  13. and he does this…

I’m pretty sure that anyone without kids is like, “wow…reeeeeal special”…but for those of you who have a kid, or two, or three, or more…you know JUST how amazing these things are.  They may be “little” things, but these little things make the BIGGEST difference!

Love you, babe!

me

7x7xMommy

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8 Responses

  1. He is superdad FOR SURE!

  2. Oh, Ali! I can’t believe how far our lives have come since the days of endless practices at Mitty. You are such an amazing woman and an inspiration. On the days I feel hopeless and want to give up, I check out your FB or blog and am reminded of what a blessing motherhood is. Thanks for that. You are blessed. Keep sharing the journey, please. It helps keep me going. XOXO

    • 7x7xMommy says:

      Danielle, your comment just made my day. I’m so happy that I can be a place where you can turn for a smile. We need to get our little ladies together one of these days…we’ve both come a long way since Mitty!!! 🙂

  3. Jason says:

    Great blog post! I’m hoping to be a super dad like Travis. By the way did Travis work for Abercrombie and Fitch in Montgomery mall? If he did I worked with him as a manager in 2004.
    If it’s not him then he looks exactly like a Travis that I worked with.

    Thanks for your great article once again!!

  4. Julia says:

    that is very sweet. the video is the best of all.. haha…Caroline is such a quiet and calm baby and looks like Mac loves her a lot!

    and trust me it is not little thing by any sense, to me atleast. Being a SHM, is a 24 X 7 job and moms who work – work for 8-9 hours. Well, I work and my work time is the time I get a break/off from home. I cannot be home with one (yes, only one) so I can only imagine your day, with 3!

  5. Tiffany says:

    You seriously have a good one, super dad is right! Not complaining, but I definitely have to “nag” more if I want things done. Although it’s hard for me to complain about my day to someone who wakes up at 5:30 for work and is home after 5:30, so we’re both always tired. No babysitter (yet). 🙂

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