"I'm really proud of you."
A man wants to make you proud, says Jason Weberman, a dating and relationship coach and founder of North Star Coaching. But he won't necessarily come straight out and say how psyched he is about his accomplishments. That's where you come in, especially since letting your husband know you're impressed when he comes home from, say, a big-deal day at work makes it clear you're paying attention to the details of his life.
"I'm having a flashback to 10 p.m. last Saturday."
It's flirtatious, playful, and a perfect statement to try out when you're both elbow-deep in diaper duty. Sex is an important part of your marriage--even when it's not the first thing on your mind--and by bringing it up out of context, you're reminding him of that. It's good for your bond, and makes it more likely an encore performance will occur ASAP.
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