I’ve always thought that the best relationships are built on the silly little things.
Don’t get me wrong: In a marriage or other long-term arrangement, it’s important to agree on the big things, too. But the little things—like what type of wine you like or what kind of music you listen to on a road trip—make an enormous difference in your day-to-day sanity and happiness.
When it comes to what I love about watching my husband with our 3-year-old, the same seems to hold true. Sure, I could name a dozen “big” parenting things that he does that are awesome. But the one random thing that really tugs at my heartstrings is their bath-time routine. Before my son gets sudsy, the two of them put on a full-on rock show—literally—and it’s music to my ears.