Deirdre Sanford is a mother of two who lives with her husband in South Carolina. Like many couples who have children together, Deirdre and her husband sometimes experiences frustration and conflict.
In this particular case, Deirdre was upset at her husband for not helping at home. He just sat on the couch while she cleaned. She had gotten used to yelling at her husband about it, but one day she took a closer look at his work boots.
It gave Deirdre insight into her husband’s life. And now her Facebook post about the experience is being shared widely.
For anyone whose spouse or significant other is a couch potato, this message could be a real eye-opener!
“Ladies, I see a lot of y’all complaining how your husband doesn’t help clean the house, pick up after himself, or even want to go anywhere when he gets home after work. He comes home complaining he’s tired from today’s work and becomes a couch potato who turns on the TV and plays video games until it’s almost bed time. I think some of us underestimate how much they go through. I was one of those women. Until today when I again was picking up after my husband’s mess.”
Becoming frustrated, I picked up his boots he just bought six months ago. He doesn’t wear these boots everyday, either. He rotates his boots throughout the week. I looked at the bottom of them to see if he had clumps of mud underneath them and I saw this. The soles of my husband’s six-month-old expensive ROCKY boots have been worn all the way down to the point there’s a hole in them.
I almost cried. Not because he ruined them…but because it took me this long to realize what he always told me when I would yell at him for not doing anything around the house, ‘You don’t understand what I have to go through every single day—how hard I really work. I just wanna come home and relax with the kids.’
The point I’m trying to get across is appreciate your husbands more. I know they make messes, and sometimes it is unacceptable. But they do so much for us. They provide for our family, they protect us, and they’re the sole reason we have freedom. Our husband’s do appreciate what we do. They may not show it all the time, but they appreciate that we take care of our children, they appreciate the clean house, clean folded clothes, the food you cook for them, the uniforms you put out for them last night so they can sleep the extra 10 mins before getting out of bed at 5 am to go to work. You are their rock, and they are yours. So next time you wanna yell at your husband because he left his PT’s in the hallway, go look at the bottom of his boots.”
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