Posts #452 and 454 lay groundwork for this post.
Fathers don’t know what mothers need. They require guidance best expressed in hints rather than guilt messages, complaints, orders, and threats.
The following ideas might work as hints, if well lathered with patience, indirectness, apparent helplessness, and feminine charm. The lathering is more important than the hint:
· Honey, we haven’t seen a good chick flick in such a long time. They sure lift my spirits.
· Sure wish I could figure how to brighten up this room, but our flower garden has died for the winter.
· Wish we could find another cozy restaurant like the one that jumpstarted our romance.
· Remember that love letter you wrote me? It lifted my spirits for weeks.
· I love cuddling with baby, but it’s nowhere near the same as with you. [My wife’s favorite]
· NOTE: These ideas were conceived by a man and may be far distant from what a real mother might crave.
As a bride the mother married a candidate for Mr. Right. Nurturing her through motherhood helps keep him on track toward her hall of fame.
The series continues about father and swapping roles.