For any fathers out there, who may stumble onto my blog, I want to remind them to show their children the example of giving honor to your wife. Especially if your wife manages home and raises the children, the world can be lonely and difficult if you don't feel appreciated. If you are a faithful employee, and hear words of commendation from your boss or other employees, imagine how your wife feels at times. Home all day with say a six-month old, a two year old, and a four year old. Two of her companions don't even talk yet! It is difficult for a wife(especially if she has been highly trained in a specialized field) to manage all day and at the end of it, still see poopy diapers that need rinsing out, dirty dishes in the sink, Cherrios spilled on the living room floor etc...It's hard to remember all you have accomplished in a day when what you look at at the end of the day is a disaster...Be the example to your children to thank her for cooking dinner, to verbalize appreciation for her hard work all day. This is something that my husband does frequently in front of our children, and they (ages 3 and 5) are already doing the same thing! They spontaneously say "thank you for this good food mommy" or "you're a special mommy!"
What a boost!