Ben and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary, and we have been together now for 15 years. I can honestly say at this point, we are very comfortable with each other!!
Comfortable is good, but not for everything. When you have been together for as long as we have, you know what each other likes, and things become repetitive. When you have kids, it becomes even worse.
Now that both of our babies are of school age, Ben and I have a couple hours to ourselves five days a week. The first couple of days we were free, involved getting use to not having a child at home. We've had at least one here everyday for 8 years!! After awhile we started to realize the potential of having this alone time together!!
At least three days a week, we head to the gym together after we drop the kids off at school. On one or more of those days, we enjoy going out to eat together. We can go to restaurants that don't have crayons on the table (all though that's where we usually end up anyway!!) We try to talk about things other than the kids. We have always had a great relationship where we can do that, but on these "dates" we make it mandatory to not talk about the kids at all. It's nice to get caught up on things we accomplish at work, or books we've read etc. We also enjoy going shopping together, and get to check out new and exciting products for the two of us. Walmart is our favorite stop for more personal items!!
The other two days of the week are spent at home. We get to sit together and cuddle while watching our favorite shows. No kids in the background yelling "Mommy!!" Plus, even though we are old, cuddle time can lead to more intimate moments, and being completely by ourselves has many perks!!
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How do you spend quality time with your significant other?? Do you have any New Years Resolutions to spend more time together??
This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.