Before we had three kids, my husband and I actually went on dates. I’m not sure, but I seem to remember we actually left our eldest in the care of a sitter, or gramma and went OUT of the HOUSE to a RESTAURANT. Alone. Just the two of us. And we talked about our hopes and dreams and goals for the future.
Somewhere along the way, we got lazy and began neglecting our husband/wife relationship and just became mommy and daddy. Our intimacy didn’t just walk out the door…it flew like a bat out of h-e-double-hockeysticks.
Lately, even though we have three kids now, we’ve been making time for us again. We can’t exactly go out on a real date yet (we’re on a budget since we have started our business)…but we have started putting our kids to bed earlier one night a week and watching a movie together, complete with popcorn and snuggling and ear kissing and all the other good stuff that comes with a date. I get all gussied up like we are going on a “real date” and get this? I even shave my legs and wear nice undewear. Remember how you did this when you were dating? Well, it makes a difference in how you feel and how your husband reacts.
Then, we pretend the kids aren’t there and whatever comes after the movie? Well, it’s okay, because, you know…we’ve been married for like EVER.
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