future mr. right

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when i first read this post by Ashley from The Ugly Homemaker i just thought it was so brilliant!
raising a boy myself i realized how important it really was that i teach him not only to be a good friend, son, brother, citizen… but also a good future husband.
it puts this whole parenting thing in a whole new perspective.
Today I looked at my boys and thought, I'm raising husbands.


That's a big responsibility.

My boys have a lot to learn.

Pay attention.

Rules to raising a husband:

Rule #1:  Get used to the idea of wearing a front pack.  She put up with an internal front pack for nine months.  Your turn.

Philip is already training for rule #1

Rule #2:  Don't misunderstand, "I guess I'll just take the trash out then..." for "I'd be happy to take the trash out for you."  She doesn't want to take out the trash.  That is your job.

Rule #3:  Focus on the toilet.  Focus.  Aim.  Focus.

Rule #4:  "I think flowers are a waste of money," is a lie.

Rule #5:  Remember the first time you saw her.  The conversation will come up and you better have a good answer.

Rule #6:  Acts of service around the house will earn you acts of service in bed.  Make sure that lawn is mowed and that curtain rod gets hung up.

Rule #7:  You don't need to be a master chef, but master one meal that doesn't come out of a box or require a microwave.

Rule #8:  Don't let her find that piece of broccoli stuck in her teeth.  Tell her.

Rule #9:  Prepare yourself for the old holy sweatpants she was too embarrassed to wear while you were dating.

Rule #10:  Never assume she knows she is beautiful.  Remind her often.

Rule #11:  Your wife is not your mother.  She will not think your farts are cute.  She will not clip your toenails.  She will not pick off the toppings you don't like on your pizza.

Rule#12:  Don't resist the opportunity to be a better person for her.  There is always room to grow.

Rule #13:  Never, under any circumstance, leave her unattended with chocolate that you intend to eat.

Rule#14:  A real man makes sure his lady feels respected, understood, safe and beautiful.

Rule #15:  Be a real man.

Rule #16:  Learn to say "tampon" without giggling.

Rule#17:  Video game consoles do not belong in the bedroom.

Rule #18:  Familiarize yourself with the location of the hamper.  I may put up with finding your dirty socks on the stove, but your wife will not appreciate it. See Rule #6.

Rule #19:  You aren't allowed to move more than 20 miles away.  I will hunt you down and drag you back.  Try me.

Rule #20: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Rule #21:  Love her.


GingerPeachT said...

That is absolutely hilarious and so true. Great post :-)

Mom of A and a said...

hahah!! Love it!! So funny and so true!!

Elisabeth @ Imma Walking Fashion Crime said...

HAhaha!! So cute!!

Kristen said...

Totally love this...& all I kept thinking after being kinda glad I don't have boys...Oh shit - I'm raising WIVES!!!! LOL

Kassi Mortensen said...

Brilliant!!! :) And so true!

A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

Rule number 8? After going to B-dubs last night I thought I had gotten all the barbeque off my face. And he didn't tell me otherwise. Instead, I find out after I went to the store and got back into the vehicle and felt it on my cheek!

Claudia at Lashes and Beard said...

This is fantastic, Ash! Thanks for sharing!