Ah, date night is here! That monthly sacred escape from parenting that both you and your spouse have been craving. Grandma’s on her way over to babysit, the kids are fed and they’re ready to get spoiled rotten.
And where are we off to tonight?
Let me guess. Dinner and a movie, right? The timeless, traditional, tried-and-true date night of boring parents.
The other day, my husband came up behind me while I was chopping vegetables for dinner. He wrapped his arms around me and snuggled into my neck. I said, “Aw, hi babe. You ok?” He said, “Ya, I just don’t do this enough.”
But it occurred to me that one of our biggest challenges as parents isn’t just taking care of the kids, but taking care of our relationship too. Staying in touch, for Niagara Daddy and I, is an imperative part of our daily lives and our own self-care.