… giving up an afternoon nap—though you started your day several hours earlier than usual—to cook, so that your spouse has plenty of food for lunch while you’re away.
… leaving work at a reasonable hour to make time for a date because your spouse is going away for a bit.
(Don’t you hate the word ‘spouse’? There should be a non-gender-specific term for the person you’re married to that doesn’t sound so stiff and stupid. ‘Spousal unit’ sounds even dumber, ‘partner’ just doesn’t cut it, and ‘better half’ is just trying too hard to be cute!)