“We have to pack the diaper bag.” Korina says coming down the stairs. Killian in her arms.
“Already packed and by the door!” I call out from the kitchen filling our water bottles and coffee cups for the drive. I hear a small sigh of relief from the living room.
“Thank you, you’re awesome.”
“No thanks needed just helping out!” I say with a little smile on my face.
I say no thanks needed, but in all actuality, it feels so good to hear my wife say thank you. I try so hard to do things for her and she does the same for me too. I try to tell her thank you for doing even the little things for me (like slaying the dragons in the back yard). She doesn’t have to slay Tiamat, but she does anyway because she’s amazing and super thoughtful. What I do doesn’t warrant a thank you. Taking out the garbage, doing dishes, laundry, the occasional late night feeding, are all apart of the adult gig. I’m a husband and a father and my job is to get stuff done. Honestly, most of the time I can be lazy and tired and not accomplish a thing. But some days I do what I need to. These are all things I am supposed to do, that don’t need a thank you. But just hearing a “Thank you! You’re awesome!” for picking up the fallen hangers in the closet or casting a shield spell over our apartment to ward off the neighbor in Apartment C’s smoking habit from seeping through the drywall, not only feels great but makes me feel loved and appreciated. Korina didn’t have to say thank you but she did. And that’s part of what I love about our relationship. We thank each other for the small things we do for each other.
When was the last time you said thank you to your partner? Even if it’s something they have done a thousand times, had your coffee for you ready to go, packed the diaper bag so you can just get out of the house, took the trash out even though it was raining?! Say thank you and mean it.
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