1) My baby girls will still love me if I tell them no every once in awhile.. in fact it may even be good for them. In our house my wife is the bad cop most of the time if not always. What do you expect?! I have two of the most beautiful little princess’s in the world for daughters. The last word that comes to mind when speaking with them, looking at them, or thinking of them is “NO”. All they have to do is smile at Daddy and they are guaranteed to get whatever it is that they are looking for. The downside to this YES attitude of Daddy’s is that my girls can be spoiled little monkeys from time to time. I have learned, after watching my wife say the dreaded “NO” to my babies, that they may cry a little, but they get over it and within two minutes have forgotten all about it and still love her. In fact, now when she says no they don’t even fight back, they just move on. It’s not quite the same for me as of now but I am working on it slowly but surely. Maybe by the time they are 20ish I will have this whole “NO” thing mastered.
2)I can trust her with anything , as much or more than my best guy friend. For some reason after getting married, I forgot about the beautiful and funny girl that was just one of the guys and started thinking of her as the stereotypical wife that you have to keep all the “guy stuff” a secret from. My wife is far from the stereotypical house wife. When I met her I had an immediate attraction to her.. We hit it off perfectly. We laughed non-stop at one another while we were having a blast doing all kinds of “guy things”. Before we ever dated she was my friend (but not best friend because she was a stinky girl with girl germs) and I could tell her anything, ask for girl advice, and even kick back and drink some beers with her. Somehow after getting married and having kids I truly forgot about that girl and started only thinking of her as the mother of my children and no longer my best friend. One day recently she reminded me that she is still my friend and is still hilarious! She will even kick back and drink a beer with me from time to time!
3) The true meaning of success. The other day my wife sent me a quote from someone, or maybe paraphrased a quote she read, that said that success isn’t always defined by money or awards. It got me thinking about how I gauged success and I realized that I gauged it just as many of my friends and colleagues do, in money and/or level of power in your job. After thinking long and hard about this it made me realize what a vein person I am. I have a beautiful loving wife, two most beautiful little girls in the world and an amazing close knit family! Who could ever ask for more! No amount of money could ever buy that.. No job title will ever give me that.. I am HUGELY successful!!!! And I have my wife to thank for opening my eyes to this!
4) The way I think I look and the way I really look are two completely different things!! I used to be really into lifting weights and trying to get as big as physically possible. I ate everything in sight, I took every cool new supplement on the market and I worked out as much as my poor body could handle. I would check the scale twice a day to see just how heavy I really was and to make sure I hadn’t lost an ounce! My wife supported me in all of this because she knew just how passionate I was about it.. Then one day I asked her how I looked when I was soooo big (I was expecting this answer about how huge and sexy I was) and she said “You look like a huge pumpkin and have 3 chins” I was shocked! I was hell bent on proving her wrong.. That was until my mom walked into the room, laughed and agreed with her. She then proceeded to grab pictures, like any loving mother does, just in time to embarrass you, and BAM! There I was.. Pumpkin head!! It was so true! I couldn’t believe it! I had somehow blocked out the fact that I looked so stupid and just kept going! Needless to say, those days are over.. and I now feel somewhat confident that she would say that I am muscular and handsome.. right honey???
5) She has proven to me that I can and will do anything if I can be made to feel that I can’t do it or that it is a contest or competition of some sort. She is an expert at making me do anything and everything that she doesn’t want to do, or when I get in a slump, she knows just how to get me back on track. I have become a lot more successful in every aspect of my life now that I am able to make myself do something that I normally wouldn’t have thought twice about skipping or putting off. Because of this, I have now started my own supplement company, consulting company and am even writing this blog ever Saturday! All things I would’ve never touched prior to my wife pointing this out ot me!