Well, here we are again. Yet another way to spoil our husbands! Don't get my wrong, I'm married to a wonderful man, and I love to spoil him. I love to do things to please him, and he does the same for me. But, before I get into this week's assignment, I wanted to throw an idea out to you. I'd really like to know what you all think, 'cause this intrigues me. (In other words, I'm ready for a little less sickening sweetness and a little more controversy! ;-) Only kidding!) I've read a lot of "help meet" books. I've talked a lot about being a help meet, especially during this Completing Him Challenge. I'm all about proper Biblical submission to our husbands. However, this chat Laura from Heavenly Homemakers had with Lisa Whelchel made me curious. Though you should read the whole post to get the gist of what they were discussing, here's the quote that stood out to me:
...being a good help meet doesn’t mean that we’re to just completely give up on what we need and desire in our marriage, just to make our husbands happy. We have to be honest and tell our husbands what we need, otherwise they can’t grow into the husband God desires them to be.
Could we be handicapping our husbands' growth by making things too easy for them? Hmmmm....What do you think?
Anyway, I did ask my husband about his favorite meal. I must not have spoiled him to rottenness yet, because he said something very sweet like every meal I make is his favorite or some such nonsense. Instead of giving me specifics, he said he likes a "meat and potatoes style meal", preferably beef. Dessert isn't a big deal to him--a trait I'm wishing would rub off on me very soon! I guess we also aren't too exotic on our drinks around here, either. He always gets what he wants to drink--Pepsi, Cherry Coke or sweet tea. I also do not cater to the children when we eat, as you've probably noticed. They eat what we eat (or they don't eat), and my husband and I usually like about the same things. So, I have a pretty easy assignment this week.
If you're really curious about what I'll make, his favorite dinner will probably be pot roast with potatoes, carrots and gravy and a salad. As far as desserts, this morning I made homemade cinnamon rolls for the first time in my life using this bread machine recipe, so that should count for something, right? ;-) As far as drinks, the last time I stocked up on his pop, I got 3 cases of Cherry Coke and only 1 of my favorite, Vanilla Coke (yes, I know, I'm not supposed to be drinking this right now!).
Which brings me back to the thought-provoking quote I mentioned above. He's happy, I'm happy. But is that o.k.?