Getting out at night with little ones can be a challenge. First there’s bedtime, finding a sitter & then the cost of dinner/movie/sitter on top of all that. We don’t go out often, but we do need time alone together that's not in front of the television or parallel laptop time. I work from home, whether it’s blogging, working part-time or being mom/wife. My husband works from home one day a week. With Maisy now in kindergarten & Maren in preschool three mornings a week, we have childcare taken care of in the morning.
My husband asked me to breakfast yesterday morning after I finished morning carpool. I gladly accepted. It was a lovely hour of peace that came with food & much needed spouse time. The bonus is that breakfast is less expensive than dinner & without childcare, it’s a relatively low cost outing. We decided to not only take this time for ourselves regularly, but to also check in with each other & our relationship too.
We decided to ask each other three questions:
- How did you feel loved by me this week?
- How could you have felt loved more?
- How do you feel you showed love to me this week?
It made for an interesting conversation and also made us really think about each other in a way that often gets left by the wayside when daily life kicks in. After breakfast we treated ourselves to a little breakfast dessert cupcakes, then we went about our day.