Goal For 2012: A Little More Us Time
On Sunday, as part of our Lazy Day In, B and I stayed in our PJs all day. Ok, I tossed some clothes on to get our traditional Chinese food Christmas dinner, but otherwise it was PJs for the whole day.
Towards the end of the day, before dinner was ordered, B and I decided that we should both take showers. We had just washed and changed the sheets on all of our beds. (Ok, so it wasn’t a completely lazy day.) We figured we shouldn’t go to sleep that night without having showered.
As part of my day’s activities, I had resurrected an old laptop we had. So the boys both had computers to play on. They were both occupied so I dared to suggest we shower together. It’s been awhile since we’ve done anything like this and it seemed like a golden opportunity.
B and I got ready. We got into the shower and B adjusted the water temperature. Then, as the temp was just right… NHL came walking into the bathroom.
Did I mention that we only have one bathroom on the ground floor? There we were in the shower with NHL just inches from us on the other side of the curtain. No, we weren’t engaged in any "activities", but it did mean that any hope of "activities" was rapidly dwindling. NHL wasn’t rushing either, but decided to talk to B for a bit.
I kept quiet at first until B gave away that I was in there. NHL was surprised but didn’t question why dad would get into the shower with mom. He probably figured that we were saving water. (Yeah, saving water. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)
This seems to be a recurring theme in our lives. I’ll admit, there are days when I miss our pre-kid years. In those before-kid times, we could go out to a romantic dinner or just spend some quality time indoors on a whim. Now, we need to plan when we can drop the kids off at B’s parents house and when we need to pick them up. Spousal quality time seems all too lacking no matter how much we try to make it a priority.
Still, we’re not going to stop trying. Having a child burst in on you when you’re having a quiet moment together is just one of the many challenges about being a parent.
Luckily, there are always ideas to be had at EdenFantasys. Perhaps we can take a few quiet moments, while the kids are otherwise occupied, and give each other a massage. Or maybe we can find some "toys" to help add excitement when we would otherwise give in to exhaustion at the end of a long day. If we’re running low on ideas ourselves, we can also head on over to EdenFantasys Forums to ask other people for ideas. Yes, B and I are always on the hunt for ways to maximize our Us Time.
Disclaimer: This post was written as part of the EdenFantasys Ambassador program. I received an EdenFantasys gift card, but the opinions expressed above are my own.