I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
It's almost Father's Day and I bet you want to show the fathers in your life how much you love them. Yes, they want power tools and stuff for their car. But guys don't just want material things. They want things that matter. And even though they like to hear "I love you" as much as the next person, here are gestures that mean even more to them.
Your Undivided Attention
Men’s brains have evolved to do one thing at a time while filtering out all other stimuli. Even though women function differently (you know firsthand how well you multitask), your man will appreciate you focusing solely on him. It says, ‘You are my priority, and I love you.' So make eye contact while he’s talking and limit interruptions. This is something I had to learn. When my husband calls, I'm usually in the middle of something (or many things). I used to multi-task while listening to him talk, but I realized it was rude, that I was only half listening. So I've learned to just sit and listen instead of working on other things. It's not much of a sacrifice on my part and my husband needs to know that I put him first.
Wearing That Dress He Loves You In
Dolling up sends the message that you still want to look good for him, no matter how long you’ve been together. “Men’s brains are wired to respond to visual cues more than women’s brains,”
Throughout time, men have had to fight and provide to attract and keep women—and they aren’t afraid to pull out the masculinity measuring sticks when potential competitors come around. Let your husband know you think of him the way he’d love to be seen: as a provider, problem-solver, handyman, sex stud and knight in shining armor. When he pops the lid on the jam jar with ease, mention that you enjoy having such a strong man around. He’ll beam—and chalk it up as a reason you chose him over all those other guys.
Discover other ways to show how much you love him HERE.