The first tip in the article is, "Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking of him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed."
I remember when I was working, I was exhausted by the end of the day. I would arrive home starving and wishing that just once I would walk in the door and find that a little fairy had made my favorite dinner. I am sure that after a long, hard day's work, my husband is looking forward to just that: a hot meal, thoughtfully prepared, waiting for him to devour. He is famished, you know!
Have a hot dinner ready...
What an easy way to show our husbands how much we appreciate the hard work and long hours they put in for our family. Walking in the door and smelling the savory aroma that fills the house says, "Welcome home!" before you even greet him, and when your husband sits down to that delicious home-cooked meal, he can't help but feel loved and appreciated.
"The fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach."
Of course there are seasons when this just can't happen as often as you would want: a new baby, for instance or when you have several young children at home or your household is passing around the flu. Early in my third pregnancy, there were days that I was just tired, too tired to cook, and dinner, if I got around to making it all was edible at best. Those days, my husband understood. We had take-out more often, more boxed dinners--which if you read my blog much, you know I avoid processed boxed foods as much as possible.
Those days and seasons happen, and your husband, if he has any sense, will understand, but if you begin to notice that dinner is barely making it to the table most days, you might want to rethink your day.
Having a home-made dinner ready for him is one of the best ways you can be a helpmate to your husband. It makes working a full 8-10 hour day a little bit easier on him and shows him that he is an important part of your family, even though he isn't there all of the time. It shows that you respect him as the main financial provider for your family, and that gives him strength and desire to work a little harder, both at work and at home.
The Modern Housewife