You hear time and again that a marriage is work. ugh. More work?
I kid....but serioulsy.
A marriage, a good marriage takes work and practice. The hubby and I try to keep connected but it is hard not to get lost in everyday life. Dirty diapers, grocery shopping, playmates and bills.
A few things we do to keep connected is eat dinner together. Sounds easy enough right? But trying to make dinner, feed the monster and walk the dog, dinner can start to feel like one big chore. So instead, we wait to eat dinner till after we put the monster to bed. That way we can eat in peace, enjoy a glass of wine and finish a conversation. This has helped a lot. We no longer feel like we are in such a hurry to get to the next project. Because sometimes it can feel like a rush to relax.
Another thing we do is have date night. This sometimes is challenging because we don't have a "regular" nanny. So our date nights are a few and far between. Coincidentally, our nanny from Seattle just recently moved to Berkeley which is only and hour away from our hood. I called her up and she agreed to watch the monster! SCORE!
So tonight, the hubby and I had five whole hours to our self. We got coffee, walked around town, and finished off with a vintage port and yummy dinner. We were able to reconnect, refuel and recharge our relationship. Reminisce and talk about the future. It was pretty awesome.
So what do you do to feed your marriage?