DH Is lovely. We've been married 17 years and he's always been supportive of my career, education, child rearing ideas etc. He's a good provider without being so wrapped up in his career he's not there for us, fantastic Dad, fun to be with, loves me and not afraid to show it and he does his bit around the house.
Recently I've had a difficult time at work (now resolved with his support) as well as some emotional issues (nothing to do with him) which have made me a bit preoccupied and some health concerns re DS1, which have also taken a lot of my emotional energy.
While I've been all wrapped up in myself, DH has been great, but also fighting some of his own issues, which to my great shame I didn't even notice for a long time.
He really deserves looking after for a bit. So any suggestions? Ideally that don't involve a babysitter and not entirely based around sex (although harm including some would like to show him he's appreciated for all he is and does)
A nice family picnic - maybe somewhere that means something special to him? How old are the DCs? Could they help bake him a nice cake, make a card etc and buy him a big block of chocolate or a favourite magazine? Can you afford one of those driving days/golf day thingies they have in the Argos catalogue?
What about a gallery day....whilst he's at work put up photos and pictures around the house the tell the story of what a great dad and husband he is. Perhaps one of when you first met, wedding, some of his and your extended family. A bit of a welcome to your life/this is why I love you type thing. perhaps get your dcs to write something about him???
There are those special days out vouchers you can get, like rally driving, or hot air ballooning, or some such. Maybe there is something he has always wanted to try? They can be a bit pricey, but might be worth splashing out on? Then the meal/picnic/bonk scenario to follow....