Well, it’s the last day of the love month and it’s leap year. I love leap year. It’s like getting one freebie, one extra day, day 366. What did you do with your extra day? I checked out way too many books from the library (Wheat Belly, Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf, Brain Bugs, a Joan Didion memoir, and I’m still not done with 11/22/63.) But I also went on a date to the grocery store with my husband, when all the kids were tucked into bed. I think it’s quite a nice state of things, to be able to leave a little here and there. Maybe next time it will be Switzerland.
We are quickly leaping towards 15 years of marriage. It’s hard to believe. This month I’ve seen posts on what makes marriage a blissful state, so I thought I’d add my own advice, mostly because it’s good for me to think about when I’m being a crab apple.
Amy’s Top Tips:
Marriage comes before the children. The longer I’m married, the more I understand that a happy marital unit makes for happier kids. What more does a child want, then parents who love each other?
Pray. Together. Everyday.
When your spouse gets mad at you and cries, give her a hug. This works on me every time.
Make sure the kids eat in the backseat of Daddy’s car. Make sure they shake their crumbs out all over the seats before they exit.
Turn on the lights in every room and then leave.
Place the bed-wetting child on his side.
Well, I guess I’ll stop there even though there are so many more annoying tips I could share with you. Have advice for me? I’d love to hear. Do tell.
May you leap into the new month with love in your heart, stars in your eyes, and sweet shamrock shakes…xoxo.