"You smell like vacation."
"Vacation. You know...that place where people go to rest, relax and recharge? That's what you are to me."
Two of our children were within earshot when that exchange occurred. Naturally, they groaned. I just smiled.
When my husband gets home from work, we almost always greet each other with a quick kiss and hug. I believe that it is very important for our children to see signs of affection between their parents. For one thing, it grosses them out - and that's always fun! More importantly, it models a healthy relationship for them. As parents we can talk and talk and talk all we went, but children sometimes learn more from what they witness than they do from what they are told.
My children are blessed to have a father who shows them, on a daily basis, that husbands are to treat their wives with love and respect. My hope for my daughters is that they each find someone just like their dad. My hope for my son is that he grows up to be the same kind of man his father is.
As for me, well, what more could I hope for? I already get a vacation with every hug!