Why She Wants you to Clean the House Instead of Buying Chocolate
Ok, don’t skip the flowers just yet but has anyone else noticed that Valentine’s Day is just not very romantic lately? We’ve lost the thought behind the gestures; to borrow the phrase from another overly commercialized holiday: we’ve lost the reason for the season. Perhaps I’m making sweeping generalizations here (no cleaning pun intended) so forgive me if you are among those stellar husbands and boyfriends that write poetry and plan cute scavenger hunts ending in candlelit picnics… This post is for the rest of us. For those of us that add “buy shiny, generic V-day present” to our to do list, right under “oil change” and “power wash the garage door”. Time to clean the house boys!
The V-Day Problem
Valentine’s Day sometimes feels like a game we are sure to lose. She knows what she wants but won’t probably say it. She wants you to know without her saying it. Not fair, but if you listen very carefully you might catch her not so subtle hints. If that doesn’t work just paying attention in general will help guide you to those things that set her heat afluttering. Or you could try…
Giving Her Something She Needs
Need is relative but here is a universal truth: most people don’t like housework. It’s not called a chore for nothing. It’s time consuming manual labor but somebody has to scrub that toilet right? Be her knight in squeaky clean armor, pamper her, make her queen for a day and clean the house! If you don’t normally contribute to the housework she might feel like you don’t notice her sacrifice and hard work. Giving her the gift of clean says “I notice all the ways you help me, I appreciate your sacrifice, I want to lighten your load because I love you.” Home run!
If you combine this idea with something more traditional then you have a recipe for the best Valentine’s Day ever; you will be up for husband of the year! You don’t even really have to get your hands dirty, call Dallas Maids if you are in Dallas. Have the house cleaned while you make dinner for two. Flowers on the table but don’t spend a fortune, they will pale in comparison to your gift of cleaning! Want to take it to the next level? Get her some gift certificates, spread the love over time.
And don’t forget:
- Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Maid service is a very close second.
- Don’t do the same thing over and over every year. We are creatures of habit, we find what works then we ride that until the wheels fall off. Don’t be afraid to switch it up, don’t be afraid to try something new.
- Plan it out. Don’t wait until the last minute because you will end up getting her flowers from the gas station.