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How can I thank my husband for being great recently?

(19 Posts)
DaleyBump Tue 11-Feb-14 03:02:24

He's been amazing. This very second he's clearing out our old flat by himself while I sit with my sister watching Netflix and looking after our baby. When I was pregnant I had SPD and it's not gone away so I'm quite shit at doing things around the house just now. He works and studies at uni and as soon as he comes home he takes the little one off my hands for a while. He never asks anything in return.

I want to do something to show him how thankful I am but I'm not really good at this kind of thing. Money is tight and we have a 10 week old so we're not really able to do anything we might have done pre dc. Any ideas would be amazing, I want to do something really special for him. (Not in relation to Valentines day).

DaleyBump Tue 11-Feb-14 03:04:56

I haven't gone into detail about how much he does for me because I didn't want it to seem like I was bragging. He's honestly amazing.

hazchem Tue 11-Feb-14 04:35:49

Dine in for 2 for ten pounds and a movie at home. Go for a Saturday pub lunch somewhere new? Take him and bub for a stroll in the park but pack a thermos of yummy hot chocolate. Or just tell him. Say right when he does something thank you, I love you, I appreciate you, I'm so glad you are in my life, my life is better because you are in it.

Aussiebean Tue 11-Feb-14 06:23:29

Send flowers to his work. Or champagne. You could arrange a special treat for him. Has he ever wanted to sky dive or go to a concert, see a band or comedian. Do a race day at silver stone? Day spa?

Something that is all about him might work.

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 11-Feb-14 06:31:43

You know him best.... what does he really like? What would he appreciate? I'm an ex-pat Northerner and last time he visited my Dad brought me something I love and miss from my home town... a couple of award-winning black puddings! Only cost him a pound or two but the thoughtfulness was priceless.

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Tue 11-Feb-14 06:41:04

Telling him how much this means to you will touch him more than some gift. Write it in a card that he can keep.

manaboutthemaison Tue 11-Feb-14 07:00:03

Agree with above. Just honest, open and from he heart praise makes us men feel all manly and loved. ( and it's quite cute)

Deathwatchbeetle Tue 11-Feb-14 09:01:22

A thank you card with a nice message from you inside and does he like biscuits? Maybe make a few that he likes? Or plan a meal that he would really go a bomb on. If funds will allow maybe ask sister to babysit and then go out somewhere - sat a pub for lunch or a cheapish restaurant??? Evan a walk around the shops! Just have a moment together.

KissesBreakingWave Tue 11-Feb-14 09:23:29

If that's the way you feel chances are he already knows. But hearing it out loud gives us that special squiggly feeling in our tummies.

Especially if whispered in the ear from the reclining cuddle position.

arsenaltilidie Tue 11-Feb-14 10:26:07

Ask your sister to look after the baby for a couple of hours wink.

Overthinkerzzz Tue 11-Feb-14 11:05:20

What a lovely thread smile can't suggest anything that nobody else has!

murphys Tue 11-Feb-14 11:07:15

I would make him a lovely meal and set the table nice. And tell him how great he is and what he means to you.

Lweji Tue 11-Feb-14 11:11:42

I'd say you should keep telling him how much you appreciate his efforts.

laregina Tue 11-Feb-14 11:17:29

A few unexpected BJ's? Always DH's favourite 'gift' grin

LoisPuddingLane Tue 11-Feb-14 13:32:04

I was going to suggest that, but I didn't want to be the first!

StickyMessi Tue 11-Feb-14 13:52:41

Blow jobs for certain

Andy1964 Tue 11-Feb-14 16:39:53

I used to like going out for a blast on my motorbike = �15 for a tank of petrol
I like going fishing = Flask of coffee and a packed lunch
A card or a letter is a really good idea, I've got a few in my bedside drawer

DaleyBump Tue 11-Feb-14 16:45:06

Thanks everyone smile I thought blowjobs were a given wink

DCRbye Tue 11-Feb-14 19:59:52

That's lovely. I think you should show him this thread to thank him.

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