I was all excited earlier this year when I first heard about the project "Surprising Our Men in 2010".
Although the blog associated with it never really took off, the catchy slogan really stuck in my head.
The idea is pretty self-explanatory: find ways to do random, sweet, and unexpected things for our male counterparts this year.
My husband may or may not have noticed, but I have been trying to do things that I know would make him happy or take specific burdens off of his shoulders. (Because, let's face it, he does about a million things for me on a daily basis, and it's all too easy for me to focus mainly on the kids!)
So here's what I've done to surprise my husband: I've mowed the lawn during the day while the kids raided the snacks, so he would not have to do it after work. I bought a bunch of plants to landscape part of our yard, because he expressed a desire for it to look finished. I left a note for him in his car. I try not to grumble
too much when he wants to do a Saturday bike race. I pick up a treat for him when I am out grocery shopping. I've started making lunch for him to take to work every day.
Now is the perfect time to start doing things for the men in our lives.
And since the year is halfway over, they'll truly be "surprised"!
So how will we surprise our men in 2010?
Feel free to share your ideas in a comment.