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#1 Mamabug

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Fireworks when you kiss?  Expensive dinners and flowers? Nah..... I rediscovered today just how much Himself truly loves me.

I come from a line of librarians/records managers. Nearly went down that path myself. We have spent the past two days sorting out boxes of filing and cleaning out our filing cabinet. We each have a drawer, plus the 'household stuff' drawer.

My drawer and the household one are perfectly ordered and alphabetised. Himself's drawer is best not looked in. He doesn't 'do' order. He scoffs at my bookshelf, which is arranged by genre, specific topic - eg history - Russian (947, anyone???) - then author. His bookshelf has books in it.

This afternoon Himself took me by the hand, led me into the office and opened his filing drawer... he has alphabetised it. wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif  

What unusual thing has your partner done to show their love?

#2 bikingbubs

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

He always serves my dinner without stuff overlapping to avoid my weird obsession with "cross contaminating" flavours wink.gif

#3 ~shannon~

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Before getting pregnant, DH used to chill my wine glass before I got home so it was ready for me!

He also always makes me a cuppa every morning.

#4 alwayshappy

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

He cooks me tea every night and even tries out new recipes that I might find in the Herald Sun!

#5 FlamingoG

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

He offers to boil the kettle repeatedly while I'm in the bath to get around our mini hot water system, lord love 'im.

#6 rosie28

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

He puts my cheese on the crackers for me, and lines them up to reduce time between cheese hits. I adore him for this.

#7 ~shannon~

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (rosie28 @ 10/11/2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He puts my cheese on the crackers for me, and lines them up to reduce time between cheese hits. I adore him for this.

LOL! Mine does this too!

#8 snortle

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

He always says thank you for the meals I make and tells me it tastes good even when it's awful. It means a lot especially if I'm trying something new or have spent a lot of time on it

#9 JustBeige

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE (snortle @ 10/11/2012, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He always says thank you for the meals I make and tells me it tastes good even when it's awful. It means a lot especially if I'm trying something new or have spent a lot of time on it

Mine does this too.  Its become such a nice habit that the kids do it to.,

My top one I think is that he doesnt complain about my bookcase(s) and was in the back room today trying to figure out how he can fit another one in to cater for my overflowing book collection.

He will also bring me a cup of tea if I am hiding in my room with my nose in a book. hheart.gif


Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

He leaves the last slice of cake (or two) for me to indulge in when the girls have gone to bed when I can eat in peace and quiet without having to share with them.

#11 bakesgirls

Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I work 2 days a week at the moment. Every single day that he comes home from work, he makes me a cup of tea, it's the very first thing he does, no matter how late he gets home.

He always serves my dinner without stuff overlapping to avoid my weird obsession with "cross contaminating" flavours

My DH does this for me too original.gif

#12 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Whenever he has a day off work, the kitchen is his domain and he spends hours making delicious dinners and desserts for the family. He is the cheesecake king!!!
He's a great dad and he lets me have my "crazy moments" without asking questions.

#13 Ladeeda

Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (rosie28 @ 10/11/2012, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He puts my cheese on the crackers for me, and lines them up to reduce time between cheese hits. I adore him for this.

haha I love this!!

DH will always stop to get my fave bottle of wine on his way home from work if I've been b*tching and moaning about having a bad day.

He always leaves the last row of chocolate for me too wub.gif

#14 Interrobang

Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

He brings me snacks in the bath, and always lets me choose the board game/movie/tv show.

This is more about how great I am, but DH told me when we were first living together he knew how much I loved him because I rearranged his socks and undies drawer so his favourite underwear was at the front. It made him a bit teary, the fact that I did it and also that I actually noticed which style of undies he preferred!

#15 Faradaye

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Mine makes home made pate in gigantic portions to ensure that whenever I suggest 'let's just have pate for dinner' there is plenty!

He has also recently started making a divine chargrilled cauliflower dip with lots of lemon juice, and makes his own bread tortilla thingos upon which to slather pate and dip.

He's a keeper!

#16 CappucinoGirl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Too many little things to count! But the two most recent that stood out to me have been:

My cousin hadn't asked me to be in her bridal party as she had originally planned (she explained it was because she felt bad picking one cousin over the other even though they aren't as close) I understood but was still a little disappointed considering we'd spent the last few months planning and getting excited about her day and being their to help her get ready. She has been making a lot of recent FB posts about her bridesmaids lack of help, enthusiasm and other things and each time DP reads them he tells me some sarcastic comment he thinks he should post about how maybe she should have stuck with her original pick lol he takes it more personally than me, it's silly but I love that he is so happy to go to bat for me  happy.gif

The second is probably no biggie to others but due to the unexpectedness and the fact that DP isn't a huge mush ball when he came home the other evening claiming how terrible it is that after 14 years I still don't have his last name (no marriage here) and how we NEED to do something about that. I said if it meant that much to him we could do it registry style to which he looked mortified and said it would be unfair for me to not get a special day of my own, not bad for a bloke who would usually claim marriage between us as an unnecessary piece of paper that doesn't change anything hehe....

#17 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Love reading these!

DH is does a lot of wonderful things for me, my most favorite is after any particularly hard days with the girls, he tells me to go and have a long hot shower, and when I get out he has a glass of wine and a block of chocolate waiting for me, blissss.

I also love that he snuggles up to me every morning before he has to get up for work, even though that's not really his 'thing', he does it just because I adore it wub.gif

#18 Mrs Lannister

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

The moment I knew I was going to marry my DH was the day he left work to come and clean up my 2yr olds vomit (major vomit phobia here) and then stayed in case she did anymore. We had only been dating about 6mths at the time

( I would have cleaned it myself  but it was nice not to have to)

#19 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (me3922 @ 11/11/2012, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The moment I knew I was going to marry my DH was the day he left work to come and clean up my 2yr olds vomit (major vomit phobia here) and then stayed in case she did anymore. We had only been dating about 6mths at the time

( I would have cleaned it myself  but it was nice not to have to)

THAT is true love sick.gif Massive vomit phobia here too, that definitely would've shown me he was a keeper lol.

#20 BadgerBasher

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

He puts up with me original.gif
He indulges my love of big goth-boots
If we decide on chilliz (takeaway chicken and rice) for dinner he gets me a butterfly cupcake, too.
When I do something really odd, such as wearing my year 12 ball gown around the house, he puts his suit on and joins in with the sillies.

He's going to get a gas stove put in. We have electric hotplates currently and has patiently put up with my ranting. He'd love me to get an induction stove, but will arrange gas for me wub.gif

Most importantly though, he comes home every morning and puts a glass full of lemon and water into the fridge for me.

#21 PurpleWitch

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:20 PM


#22 L&E

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

He peels all the prawns for both of us, and always gives me the first one. I hate peeling prawns.

#23 Ferelsmegz

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

He finishes work before me, so he cleans the whole house before I get home so I don't need to do anything and can just relax.

When my kids are here (50/50) he picks them up from school, does DS's homework with him, gets them showered and makes them dinner so when I get home I just get to hang out with them.

He chills my wine glass for me, holds my hair back when I'm sickā€¦ everything.

#24 mpoppins92

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

My bf and I live in a semi rural area with no street lights and few people. It's dangerous to drive there. If I have to drive home at night after work he waits for me, then drives at my slightly slower speed in front of me all the way in case a kangaroo comes out and to make sure I'm ok. I love that patience, I know it drives him a little nuts to not drive out of my vision but he never says a word. original.gif

He also brings me little presents all the time, and leaves little post it notes that say "I love you" next to my pillow instead of waking me up when he has to leave early. wub.gif He is just generally pretty darn great. original.gif

#25 cameo

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

Dh doesn't verbalise love that well, or in fact heap me with presents etc (I say I think flowers are a waste of money but would change my tune if he got me some, lol)  

But he shows me all the time in his gestures that he loves me.  He makes me tea in bed if I am having a lie in.  Yesterday he googled how to do a perfect poached egg and made me poached eggs on toast for breakfast.

He understands my petrol phobia and goes out to get gas and petrol for me, sometimes before he leaves for work.

He always cuddles when we watch tv, and cuddles in bed too.  He cannot sleep unless he is touching me somehow.

He is a lovely man and is so selfless.

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