ok here is the scoop....have 3 little kids and a fulltime night job....hubby stays home and watches the kids. (for which i am ever thankful) but we have not been out together in almost 3 years. the night after the one time we did manage to get out for awhile, i discovered i was expecting...i need some interesting, fun, daring, crazy, regular, any ideas on how to, in advance, plan some sort of weekend or trip (and can probably arrange for mom to stay with the kids) with him before i crack up. he has become a home body and i imagine it will be up to me to do this ( in my spare time)..would love if you could share experiences and advice with me before this sinking ship has sunk! calling all nurses! did i mention i have a birthday coming up soon and it is a big one (gulp) 45...i need a break and i need it fast....( if i appear a bit bereft here, it's because i am)
Apr 28, '02
Any possibility of changing shifts? I use to work the nightshift, and it interfered with the marital union quite a bit, so I gave it up for per diem work.
If you can't switch to a job or shift more conducive for you to have romantic downtimes with your hubby (in the evenings/nights), then perhaps you two could plan a picnic for two - pack a basket of food, wine - take along some soft music to the park, throw down the blanket and get cozy. If you live near a lake or beach - picnic there. Go to an amusement park during the day without the kids so you two can act like kids again while you enjoy one another's company. Take in a lunch and movie during the day. Go to a day spa together for a body massage, then a swim in the pool, then play a little tennis or go bowling, or whatever sport you two like to do. Walk through an Art Museum holding hands as you view the art work there. Go to the local zoo where they have picnic areas the two of you can be alone at. Or, stay at home - without the kids present of course - and plan your own romantic environment there. Have some Chinese food delivered and lay out in your back yard or on the living room/family room floor while listening to music as you eat and converse with one another, then get up and dance to the music... I have tons of ideas for you. Just ask! :kisses and (((hugs))) to you both! Best of everything to you!
Last edit by live4today on Apr 28, '02
May 1, '02
how bout a hot air baloon ride. Oh and at some point you have to eat, but only with one fork, one plate, so you must feed each other ;-). (2 glasses of wine)
Last edit by Agnus on May 1, '02