During deployments it’s encouraged (but challenging!) to dig deep and find the silver lining to doing life apart, and one of the most obvious “benefits” (though it seems off to call it that) is finding a renewed appreciation for all that the other does to keep our little family’s boat afloat.
When Jamie left last October I had to pick up a whole new slew of parenting and household responsibilities that I hadn’t even realized he took care of without being asked. It’s obvious that I miss his company when he’s gone, but all that he does to provide for our family and make things easier on me becomes glaringly obvious in his absence. I’m no marriage expert, but I have learned that having a mutual, genuine appreciation for your spouse is so important; I’m extra thankful that these deployments help put so much in perspective when it comes to just how much I need and value my husband.
It’s surely not a coincidence that he’s often the most helpful with tasks that I generally do not enjoy. 😉
He rolls the trash out to the street every week.
He keeps our lawn well-manicured and works hard on it every single week during the spring, summer, and fall.
He rakes and bags our leaves.
He gets on pretty intense cleaning sprees and helps keep our home tidy.
He picks up Hadley’s toys at the end of every day.
He gives me a break every night by happily doing Hadley’s bath time and bed time routine.
He cleans my car inside and out several times a month.
He makes last-minute grocery trips for minor things when I don’t have the energy to run out.
He’s my resident muscle man when I need furniture moved or big items/toys assembled.
He works out at lunch so that his fitness routine doesn’t take away from our time at night.
He works long days, typically leaving the house around 4:45 a.m., but he still does his best to be home for dinner and leave at least an hour to play with Hadley.
He kicks butt at work leading his soldiers by helping make them better while bettering himself and striving for more.
I could go on and on continuing a list of these “little things”. They add up so fast. Jamie fits the bill very well of one of the hardest working men I know!
I recently teamed up with Old Spice to help launch their new Hardest Working Collection of products, and I’m thrilled to gift Jamie a big bundle of their newest products as a part of welcoming him home soon (so soon!). He really deserves it!
I know he’ll love and appreciate The Hardest Working Collection Odor Blocker and Sweat Defense anti-perspirant deoderants and Dirt Destroyer body wash. The body wash alone is packed with 15 percent more cleansers, a 30 percent thicker formula, and 20 percent more scent. The thicker formula eliminates dirt and sticks to the body so less goes down the drain for a better overall shower experience.
Old Spice also included a fabulous toolbox full of cool things for Jamie to pick through and use when he gets home – a new t-shirt, a complimentary Tough Mudder entry (super cool), and more. I know he’s going to get a good laugh at the Legendary Men trophy!
Legendary Old Spice pitchman Bob Giovanni is back to share the power of the Hardest Working Collection’s Dirt Destroyer Body Wash and dare guys to put the brand’s new performance lineup to the test with the 1-800-PROVE-IT challenge. Take a look at this humorous video!
Do you have a hard-working man in your life that you’d like to spoil with this new collection of products from Old Spice? Click this link to get start with some coupons!
Head back here Friday to enter a fabulous giveaway for this exact same toolbox! Entering will be a cinch! See you then. 🙂
What “little things” do you most appreciate about your spouse?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Spice (P&G). The opinions and text are all mine.
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