I always tell my single girlfriends (who are looking) that you can’t change a man after a certain age. What you see is what you get. So take it or leave it. While I think generally that’s true, I have recently helped my husband to change his thinking on certain issues and I am over the moon.
A few days ago he came to me and wanted to talk about education options for the kids beyond preschool. I couldn’t believe my ears. Not long ago he didn’t think school mattered. My husband is an entrepreneur and thinks like a lot of entrepreneurs – that If you’re smart and willing to work hard you’ll do well and it doesn’t matter what school you go to. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you go to school. While I think there is some merit to this argument, I think the quality of your education matters a lot. Now he agrees as well.
Lately also he’s been talking to me about the kids development! Development? I thought I was the only one that talked about “development.” Shocker!!! Now he wants to have lengthy conversations about these issues and is fully engaged!
Perhaps it is just a natural evolution of parenting. Perhaps it’s not. In either case I’m going allow myself to take the credit for these changes and be glad it’s happening because if there’s anyone you want on your team, it’s my husband. So I’m very glad to have him on board.