Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You are probably thinking - she's really lost it now! She is writing about a bucket?!??! I know it sounds CRAZY - but follow me for a minute here.

A couple years back my husband put a bucket on his Christmas list. I thought he was nuts - what's so special about a bucket?!  But you know, for me, it wasn't really about the bucket. It was about loving my husband.

When  I said, "I do" to my husband I promised to love him - all of him! So when he has a passion, interest, or need I shouldn't glaze over and say, "Oh - that's nice." It's easy to love our spouses when everything is going well or it makes sense to us. It is easy for me to play tennis with him because I too enjoy it. I can understand he likes his yard to look nice, so I help where I can & give him the time he needs to make it something he is proud of.  But I didn't understand this bucket thing! So sad to say, but I glazed over and dismissed it.

Over the last couple years I have learned many reasons the bucket is useful. I have even learned to appreciate it myself.
  • Carrying Firewood
  • Building sandcastles
  • Carrying Water
  • Carrying sand toys to the beach
  • Building forts out of Snow
  • Disposing of animal pests
  • Giving Tinkerbell somewhere to stand or lean on at the beach
  • Somewhere to set the camera to get family an impromptu family picture
  • and SO many more!
At times, my husband will say, 'See! I wasn't crazy to want the bucket!' How sad that he has to defend his interest or like to me! I should be his #1 fan from the get-go - no questions asked!  Next time - I will try to do better! 
Beth

1 comment:

  1. Fun post - it's interesting how some of us want useful gifts, and others prefer fun things they might never buy for themselves:-)
    Thanks for sharing with NOBH.
    Stefanie

    ReplyDelete

Pub Under Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Welcome

Welcome! My name is Beth Gorden. On 123 Homeschool 4 Me you will find 200+ {free} printables for Preschool, Kindergarten, and K12. You will also find homeschool resources, craft ideas, kids activities, and more! You can find them all using the drop down menus above! Don't forget to follow along using the convinient buttons below:
GOOGLE-PLUS-48x48

Follow by Email

Pub Square1

Google Search

Square Pub 2

Sponsors


Popular!

tall pub

Series

200+ Free Printables by Subject and Preschool PacksDisney World Family Vacation Planning Tips

Spring Crafts for Kids 200+ Fall Crafts for kids from Leaves to Apples to Pumpkins to Turkeys 100 Winter Crafts and Kids ACtivities 107 Summer Crafts and Kids Activiites for Summer155 Chirstmas Activities for Kids and Christmas Crafts and Christmas Treats 60+ FUn Ways to Use a Box for Kids Backyard Chickens 10150+ Dinosaur Crafts and Kids ACtivities

Homeschooling in Illinois How to Raise a Healthy Kid

FREE Monthly Family Meal PlanHow to Teach Homeschool

Powered by Blogger.

Buttons

Grab a Button!
123Homeschool4Me
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.123homeschool4me.com/" title="123Homeschool4Me"><img src="http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x343/livinglifeintentionally/c50bd384-6243-4650-8039-a7876317c3cd_zps5567a1f6.jpg" alt="123Homeschool4Me" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
TGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4Me
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.123homeschool4me.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties" title="TGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4Me"><img src="http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x343/livinglifeintentionally/c545c9c4-3997-46f7-ad57-b2dfbf983f53_zpsbd362b7f.jpg" rel=”nofollow” alt="TGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4Me" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Networks


I am in Circle of Moms Top 25 Homeschooling Moms - 2013!

Infolinks In Text Ads

Total Pageviews