I remember hearing a boy say once that girls should “paint the barn,” using his exact words. He was referring to girls putting on make-up, doing their hair, and trying to look their very best. At the time, I remember being somewhat disgusted at this male chauvinist who thought it was a girl’s job to look nice for him all the time.
So, I have learned that “painting the barn” and trying my best to look cute and to feel attractive for my husband is so valuable for us wives to understand. I’m beginning to realize how important our appearance is to our dear husbands. Click here to see husbands' top 5 needs in marriage.
Of course the inner beauty is essential too. I love the idea of trying to look your very best in the morning and then walking away from that mirror and forgetting ourselves and focusing on others throughout the day.
Many days I feel like I’m just wearing the only clean shirt I could find, which means it’s definitely not cute, and I seem to often sport a pony tail. Most mornings I’m just in survival mode getting the kids breakfast, changing their exploded diapers, and meeting their needs, that it takes a whole lot of effort and even a miracle to get myself ready. But, it’s something I’m trying to work on even if that means not getting prettied up until the kids’ naps or while they are all with me in the bathroom even trying to throw things into my shower….
Just try it for a week to really make “painting the barn” a priority and you will realize how important it is!