As parents we are very lucky to have never had to put our children in daycare. They have been with us since day one. And since we live far from family we don't do things like date night. We are with our kids 24/7. Now before I get to the next part let me say it (type it?) out loud, we love our kids more than life, but.....
4 days in Las Vegas without them was AMAZING! We went to a night club and had drinks! We stayed out late. We ate at a fancy steak place. We slept in. We blasted the air conditioner in our room. But even better, after having just a little alone time. Time where we didn't have to worry about all the things that come with having kids with you, I found we were holding hands, laughing more, flirting more and even some PDA!
This trip was a really big reminder for me that alone time once in awhile is essential. It gives couples a chance to remember what they were like before the stresses of parenthood. Our normal routine is centered around our children, and I believe that while our kids are little that is the way it should be. But it is also important to take some time once in awhile to put the parenting mindset aside and enjoy some alone time.
Do you make alone time a priority in your relationship?
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