I mean that in the best possible way. In the fun way.
How important is fun to you? I know different personalities are more inclined to feel fun is important than others. I think all would agree, though, that fun is super important to all children.
Personally, I will never win the best playdate competition in my children’s eyes. I try. But in the end, I’m more a story reader than a story teller. I’m a play fight cheerleader more than a contestant. And I’m not usually the one hiding around a corner, ready to pounce. I’m the one in the room being looked at with imploring eyes that say, “Mom, pretend I’m not here!”.
At our home, the prize goes to Dad and I really appreciate him for it.
Yes, Lenny is a real player.
Most women would not be happy if their man was considered ‘a player’. I use this term because it means two great things to me.
One: He’s totally not that kind of player. So far from it. I can call him that with great peace and comfort in who he is.
Strangers notice. Our friends notice. Most importantly, our children notice. And they bask in it. He teaches them that life is to be enjoyed, smiles are to be worn boldly and laughter is for sharing.
So, what are the great things that your spouse does in your life? Do you have a player? If not, what do they contribute?
Even if you feel your other half is dropping the ball in many areas, there is (almost always) something that they does well, isn’t there? They bless you in some small way.
If the blessings seem too rare to get excited about, you may not believe me when I tell you that focusing on them will bless you even more. Please suspend your disbelief and try. Banish thoughts of what isn’t getting done and focus on something that is being done well.
Please let me know the ways your spouse excels at something you do not. Small or big, I want to hear.