Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Word Filled Wednesday: Husband As Head
It never fails to baffle me how angry people get at me for choices my husband makes. As if my husband has no mind or will of his own. In case people do not notice, my husband is a grown man, with free will. If he makes a choice, it is with his free will, that he makes this choice. To assume that his choices are my doing, by my feminine wiles alone, is to accuse my husband of being weak. My husband is not weak. My husband is the head of my household.
I think that people often mistake kindness, or being easygoing, as weakness. But everyone has a breaking point. And as far as my family, meaning me and my husband, goes, he is in charge. Never for a moment think otherwise. Because, seriously, if I had my way, we would have at least ten times the pets we do now, including this adorable little puppy that I desperately want to adopt and name Chocolate Chip Nixon Harkleroad (Hubby says no).
I see this all the time, people blaming wives or girlfriends for the choices men make. I was unaware there was such a widespread epidemic of weak minded men out there. Maybe there are a lot of men who let their wives make all their decisions for them, but, sorry to tell you, my husband is not one of them, and that is the way I like it. He makes his own choices when it comes to him, I make choices when it comes to me, when it comes to our family we have a partnership, and at the end of the day, he is the head of our household.
And I will always stand by his choices, after all, he chose me.