Saturday, November 01, 2008

101 Things Guys Can Do for our Wives

Wednesday night I found this list right here:

101 (Small) Things to Keep the Wife Happy

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 by Bethany

As always, I'm back to my lists. I love them. And this one in particular. Do you love your wife? Well, let me tell you, there are many ways you can keep her happy. Little things. Nothing too special. Just tid bits you can show her you care (there's big bits too. And that kinky stuff as well. And let me tell you NONE of that hurts either. So get creative). Here's a few to get you started onto a happier, healthier, wife. It can do wonders in the bedroom too, I hear.

101 (Small) Things To Keep The Wife Happy
  1. Give her a hug every day
  2. Say "I Love You" at the end of every phone conversation
  3. Remember to take out the garbage
  4. Take the kids for a walk (or drive). Alone time does wonders for refreshment.
  5. Make her her favorite drink (whether it be coffee, tea, soda, or martini)
  6. Ask about her day
  7. Make dinner every now and again (or bring home take out without being asked)
  8. Record her favorite television shows (or get Season Passes to them on TiVo)
  9. Paint her toe nails (or fingers. She might have a preference)
  10. Let her win an argument (or seven)
  11. Pick up your dirty laundry off the floor
  12. Play footsie in bed
  13. Snuggle
  14. Offer to help her carry the groceries
  15. Give her a weekend to herself
  16. Bring home unexpected small gifts
  17. Comment on her new hair cut
  18. Bring her tissues when she's sick
  19. Offer to watch the movie of her choice
  20. Clean the kitchen
  21. Spend a weekend away (again, this time she gets the house to herself)
  22. Call during the day just to say Hi
  23. Hold her hand when your out and about (that is, if you can get it away from the children)
  24. Smile the first time you see her each day.
  25. Fold a load of laundry. Or start a new load in the washer. Or do both.
  26. Trust that she knows where to go for the party next weekend (got and printed the directions).
  27. Listen when she's trying to tell you she's upset
  28. Let her take an afternoon nap
  29. Pick up milk on the way home (or whatever grocery item is always "empty")
  30. Offer to wash her car
  31. Bring home a favorite flower (or bouquet)
  32. Take out some favorite photos of the both of you and reminisce
  33. Give her a back rub (or massage her feet. Or shoulders. Or really, whatever she likes)
  34. Let her sleep in this Saturday
  35. And then make her favorite breakfast (or go out to a restaurant for it)
  36. Ask about one of her biggest wishes or dreams
  37. Leave a love note in her purse/car/wallet
  38. Buy a coffee shop gift card (if that's her thing) and leave it for her in the morning
  39. If you empty the toilet paper roll, get and place the new one
  40. Windex the bathroom mirror
  41. Take they dry cleaning in
  42. Never underestimate the power of a good night kiss
  43. Clean off the dinner table dishes
  44. Ask her to go for a walk with you
  45. Talk to each other... have a conversation about something meaningful or nothing in particular
  46. Put the kids to bed
  47. Hang that picture/shelf/candle holder you always meant to
  48. Bring home a gift certificate for a pedicure or massage
  49. Fill her car up with gas (and wash the windshield)
  50. Hershey Chocolate Kisses (get creative)
  51. Zip up or button the back of her dress or shirt
  52. Gently place a blanket over her if she falls asleep in the afternoon or on the couch in the evening
  53. Go to the pharmacy for her medication when she's sick
  54. Bathe the kids
  55. Buy her "girlie" shampoo, conditioner, and soap for the shower
  56. Make dinner reservations (complete with arrangements for a baby sitter)
  57. Don't complain if she's having one of those long phone conversations
  58. Offer to clean up her computer screen and/or keyboard
  59. Take a picture of her favorite place and send it to her (or leave it in a card on the table)
  60. Whisper sweet nothings into her ear
  61. Feed the pets
  62. Run her a bubble bath. With candles.
  63. Offer her your jacket if it is cold.
  64. Rub lotion on her hands (and hell anywhere else you want)
  65. Give her space when she needs it
  66. Ask about her work (and yes, if she stays home--ask about the children, the housework, etc)
  67. Make a mix tape (or playlist)
  68. Send funny e-mails. Either share a funny remark, send love notes, or even URLs for the funniest videos you've ever seen. It just means you are thinking of her. And she of you.
  69. Shut the door sometimes when you are in the restroom
  70. Hang up your coat after you come in (and the shoes, put them away too)
  71. Warm and pull up the car to the restaurant/store door if it is cold or raining or windy
  72. Buy her earrings. Or a necklace. A ring. Something inexpensive, but fun/beautiful/reminiscent of you
  73. Let her cry if she needs to
  74. Help get that item off the "high shelf"
  75. Rub her back as you pass by her cooking dinner (or reading e-mail. It is the touch that counts)
  76. Clean up the clutter in the living room/kitchen/bathroom--any room. Just spruce it up tonight. She'll notice
  77. Come home early
  78. Offer to cook her dinner (not on the grill. In the kitchen please)
  79. Pull out the wedding glasses and toast to your "togetherness"
  80. Sit next to her on the couch
  81. Look her in the eye and tell her how you feel about her
  82. Look up her Favorites or Wish Lists at an online store... and buy her something small from the list
  83. Take charge for the evening--corralling the children for bedtime, bathing, reading, television, etc.
  84. Ask her what one small thing you could do to make her life easier at that moment and do it
  85. Offer to paint a room the color of her choice
  86. Give up the television remote for one night
  87. Pack her lunch for the day
  88. Call her favorite girlfriend to schedule a surprise her with a girls' night/day out and about
  89. Bake her a cake/pie/muffin/favorite dessert
  90. Remember a special moment you had together, talk about it, discuss it, and share it with her (this can just be done verbally, in a letter... anything that you want to do)
  91. Tell her when she looks good. As in, "Hey, you look great in that." Or if she is wearing your favorite perfume, mention it.
  92. Fluff her pillow before bed
  93. Next time you are at a party or social gathering--give her wink from across the room. Or a knowing glance. Or a grin. Some sort of shared thought or expression that the two of you can share
  94. Find out how she likes her eggs and/or coffee. This can be valuable information.
  95. Clean the toilet(s)
  96. Take her picture when you think she looks beautiful. Even if she doesn't want you to.
  97. Open the car/restaurant/store door for her
  98. Let her pick the music in the car next time your driving together
  99. Remind her why you married her.
  100. Find a way to make her laugh. Really laugh. It does wonders for the soul.
  101. Tell her you love her. And mean it.
As always, if you want to play along with the fun and make your own 101 list regarding making you wife happy--or even making your husband happy--let me know about it. I'll give you props if you share the love. And of course, have more to add that I might have missed? Let me know in the comments. Gotta keep these guys in line!

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