by maipham

June 2, 2020

I talked trash about my husband so I think it’s only fair if I also talk trash about myself. 

But as I am biased against myself (sorry honey, I am the one who does the writing here), I will not make another post saying all the freaking weird-ass assumptions I make about my husband. 

Instead, here’s the list of 10 things my husband does but I don’t give him enough credit.

He left his entire life halfway across the globe to come with me

I don’t think there are enough men who have the balls to leave everything behind, go to a totally strange country, and start from zero. In a job that he never did before.

No house, no car (we use scooters here), not even health insurance (we didn’t get him health insurance until a few years later).

And still, I got some nerve to confront him when he didn’t do things I told him to do.

He decided to man up and take care of our son so that I can work

After having my son, we were left with 2 choices: putting him to daycare or one person stays at home to take care of him.

Hearing all the cases of children abuse, we didn’t feel safe about the daycare option. Yes, we know everything about how a daycare will help him to talk, play with his peers and all. But we are not brave enough to take our chances. Especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

He tells me to stay the f’ck away from our son when I get sick, and he takes care of everything. I repeat, EVERYTHING.

That means from house chores, cooking, laundry, taking a shower for our boy, feeding our boy and putting him to sleep. 

When the man needs to man up, he can do anything.

He never wakes me up when I crash on the bed due to exhaustion

I know I complain about that many times. I asked him to wake me up after a few minutes, but when I woke up, it was the next morning. 

I complained to him because I was mad with myself. But that is just so sweet of him. 

He is an amazing dad, who is willing to go extra for his children

I don’t know about you, but I live in a world where not a lot of men really care about their children. Some men refuse to change their babies’ diapers, take them a bath, play with them or do anything for them. They want the wives to go to work, come home, cook, take care of them, and then take care of their children. If the wives cannot fulfill all, they are bad women.

Well, not my husband. He doesn’t mind doing anything for our family. But he also loves playing games too (which I also nag him).

He is overprotective

Toward our son and me. When our son was only a few months old, he refused my mom or anyone else except me to touch our baby. Because he trusted no one.

To this day I still don’t know being overprotective is a good thing or a bad thing, but so far so good.

He knows just where to go to the nicest park, to bring our son there and let him burn some calories

It is just funny when I always get lost without the GPS on my phone. My radar is from home to work, home to the nearest supermarket and vice versa. And I only took my son to shopping malls.

But my husband, regarding the fact that he is living in a country that he doesn’t speak a word, still manages to find all the parks around our house, pick some nice ones and take us there.

And God knows how much our son loves the park.

He let me do my morning exercise in peace

Raise your hand if your husband takes care of your child as soon as he wakes up, so that you have some quality time to take care of yourself.

Well, mine does.

He let me do my morning exercise in peace, because he knows how important it is to have good health. I don’t have to cook breakfast because he does it, I don’t have to change our baby’s diaper and wash his face because he does it too. What else do you want?

He never forces me to do anything I don’t want to do. (Actually, I force myself, not him)

When I was in pain due to clogged milk ducts, I told him I wanted to stop breastfeeding, he supported me. (I still breastfeed my son until today though).

When I was too tired because of my son’s titled head, he told me to take a break and go to sleep.

Everything I want to do, he is my biggest supporter. He still nags sometimes, but who is perfect?

He cooks breakfast for me and our son first. And always serve us meals before getting his own.

“Go sit down with him, the food will be ready soon”.

We (my son and I) hear this every single day. 

There are more countless things that he does but I am stupid enough for not giving him credit.

Although I’m a nagging bitch sometimes (by sometimes I meant, a lot), he still tries to kiss my ass and doesn’t bitch back. Aww, I mean, it is so damn cute.

Every day I wake up, my heart is filled with joy and happiness because I have an amazing family and they are all healthy.

Sometimes I look at him when he is sleeping, and I whisper “Thank you for being there for me, for putting up with me”.

About the author 

Mai Pham

Mai Pham discovered her passion for writing a few years ago and she never stop thinking about it ever since. She finally took the leap and created Live a Worthy Life to brag about her smart ass (mainly just for fun). Enjoyed the fun writing brings, now with her new interest in everything-baby-related, she created Mommy Instinct, to tell mamas that it's ok that they mess up, that they don't know what the hell they are doing, and that it's okay to sit back and relax for a while.

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