“Why do you do that?” Yes I was actually asked that question recently. The sore subject was concerning me making coffee and preparing breakfast every morning. I can’t remember what I replied to the question, but I do know what I was thinking – “Why wouldn’t I?”
Every morning when H gets up at 5:30am, I get up to make his coffee and breakfast. How hard is that? No problem at all. Coffee in his to-go cup, a sprinkling of raisin bran and milk or oatmeal in a bowl, and I even sometimes pack him a lunch of leftovers! (BTW – Weekend breakfasts are a bit more elaborate.) I try to make sure his coffee, wallet, keys, cell phone, and any paperwork he may need to take with him is waiting on the table by the door.
Am I the only woman that does this? I really don’t think so. This was not the first time over many years that question was presented to me and each time it irks me a little more. I would hope he would do the same for me if I was the one walking out the door to work every morning. You get out of a relationship what you put into it and all it takes is a little give-and-take.
After he leaves for work, I walk to the back of the house. Our bed is made, pillows fluffed, and even once in a while if he knows I haven’t slept well, he will turn down the corner of my side having it ready for me to snuggle back in if I want! I rarely do, but its the thought that counts. 🙂
So…yes I make coffee and breakfast. What do you do?