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My husband and I grocery shop together without our kiddo (since he turned 12 or so); most every time we need to go to the store we go together and we go alone. This gives us alone time in the car to talk (even if it is only for 10 minutes at a
My husband and I grocery shop together without our kiddo (since he turned 12 or so); most every time we need to go to the store we go together and we go alone. This gives us alone time in the car to talk (even if it is only for 10 minutes at a time).
When my husband comes home from work we go to the bedroom (together and alone), so he can change; our door gets locked, and I help him out of his clothes. There is always a few minutes for a quick romp, cuddle time, or just some time to chat. Sometimes I make sure to run a tub full of water before he gets home (mostly in the winter - giving us a chance to warm up) and we soak for a half hour together.
We also have a standing date every Sunday from 12-3pm. We go to our favorite pub and have a brat and a couple of beers.
Our 16 year old son still has a bed time during the school year. 8:30 or 9PM is plenty late enough to stay up when we all get up at 5AM. He is in bed by 9, giving us plenty of time for each other as well as pillow talk time.
We have made it very clear to our son that we need time alone together. He sees that as us taking care of each other and taking time to nurture our relationship. Even his friends have said they wished their parents took time to go out on dates together. It's important for them to see their parents take time out for each other.
LOL! My Man and I do the same things. I have to BEG to be taken grocery shopping, though.
He thinks he spends more when I'm with him. But, we do tend to bond over mundane things like grocery shopping, etc. We also hang out in the bedroom when he gets home from work, while he gets changed.
We also try to take a walk every day, if weather permits. We've had horrible weather in Chicago the last 2 weeks, so we're behind.
You and your man are like our Alaskan counterparts.
However, we slipped up and our kids are up all hours of the night in the summer. We had just finished making love last night, and I hear both kids wandering around upstairs at 1:30 AM last night. My middle one has taken over the spare room, and she's been making a mess in there (claims its her "sewing room") so she was in there last night, right across the hall from us, doing heaven knows what. I like the house quiet late in the evening.