Five things I wish my wife knew

This was a post a came across this morning on my early morning trawl round the internet.I felt I had to share it with you not only because it’s beautifully written, a skill I can only aspire to, but because it made me realise that even though there are times when I feel like I could cheerfully bludgeon Boofuls to death, and no court in the land would convict me for it, underneath it all there is no one on this earth I would rather spend the rest of my days with. Occasionally we need to be reminded of that.

... from the bungalow

It seems that no matter how many times I compliment my wife, she doesn’t internalize it because it didn’t come from her. That’s true for pretty much everyone, though, right? So I’m sharing with you a short list of things I wish she really knew. Even if it doesn’t help her fully realize these things to be true, it’s my hope that it will help you or your partner feel more supported/supportive. Here we go!

1. She’s smart.

My wife knows she’s not dumb, but I don’t know exactly how smart she feels. I over-analyze things, which gives me the sometimes false impression that I know what I’m talking about. I have to be careful not to mistake over-thinking for thoughtful consideration. Truth is, she often has more insight than I when it comes to parenting. I could stand to listen with more intent when we butt heads about the…

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