A Husband’s Intuition

21 Jul

I feel like people often  say (myself included) that women are better at judging what other people need.  I have explained this as being due to a woman’s role as mother and caregiver.  It takes a little intuition to know what a crying baby/ toddler needs when they are unable to express themselves in words.  But what about when a grown woman doesn’t know what she needs.

I found myself in this situation yesterday.  I hadn’t gotten a good nights sleep because I was trying to get laundry done late and then the dog started barking at 6 a.m. for no apparent reason.  I really don’t function well on 5 hours sleep and I was feeling like a Zombie in the office.  By 1 p.m. I seriously was desperate to go home and take a nap.  My head hurt, my eyes were straining to look at the computer monitor, and to top it off I had cramps.  So by the time I got home, I headed straight for the bed.  My husband came in and, after a few comforting words of how he felt bad for me this morning when I had to get up to make the dog be quiet, he suggested a bike ride to the beach and a short swim.

I was so tired, but I responded in the same way our dog responds to the word “ball”, filled with a sudden urge to GO despite the daze of sleepiness. I changed clothes and we got on our bikes and rode the 15 minutes to the beach.  After a short swim in the clear blue waters I was starting to feel better and by the time we got back home I felt like me again.  I probably still would have  been whining for hours and trying to take a nap if he hadn’t rescued me from myself!

So here is too all the intuitive powers of husbands that spend so much time with their wives they know them better than they know themselves!



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