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Day 61

How to Stop Being a Mother Hen?

Lately I've been trying to do everything on my own - the laundry, cooking dinner, the cleaning, etc, and not really asking Honeybun to help. It's not that he doesn't want to help - he does - and he'll try to take care of some things on his own.

The problem is, whenever I see him doing something, I always tell him "Oh, Honey, don't worry about that - I'll take care of it. You've had a long day." This morning he mentioned that he'd do a load of laundry when he gets home (he returns about two or three hours before me), and I responded with "Oh, Sweetheart, you don't have to. I'll do it when I get home." Sometimes he'll be sneaky and do as many chores as possible before I get home so I have nothing to take care of. "You need to be able to relax too" he tells me.

I appreciate Honeybun, and sometimes I do feel a bit overwhelmed doing everything myself, but I don't know why I do this? I want serve and make him as happy as he makes me, but how do I let go of control sometimes and just say "Thank you"?

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