Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Home Reminders

We have all heard the great "rules for a happy home", with basic instructions on how to get along, picking up after yourselves, do not touch others belongings etc. These are essential for a well mannered home.
Going one step above that, let's make some suggestion to keep a "happy home" by going an extra mile for others.
There are little things that can be done to make each family member happy. Things that they like, things that they may like done a certain way. I'll pass on a few of these things from my home.
Dear, sweet husband. When he is on the phone, he likes absolute silence in the house. Now, just between you and me, as women and mothers we can carry on a conversation on the phone, wash dishes, deal with a child's requests etc., all at the same time. But, this is an issue with dear husband that I can fuss over, let him know how I can do this, or simply do what makes him happy. So, one of our house rules is when Daddy is on the phone, we are all quiet.
An easier thing is an easy way to keep our loved ones happy - again using dear husband, he LOVES croutons on his salad, nothing hard, but it makes him happy, so we try never to run out of croutons!
Children also have their unique likes and dislikes. We may not have to know the reason or understand why they like such and such, but if we cater to these little things, it creates happiness and lets them know that they are loved!
So, sometimes we must walk tenderly, walk softly, look for clues to what they like, but keeping a happy home will be well worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post... easy things that we can do to show our family members we love them. And, it does make for a happier home!

    Have a great weekend!


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