Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

This week's tip is something we all already know. If you have a special someone in your life, whether it be a spouse or someone you are dating, it's important to take time for dates ALONE. Now Mama Henley loves family time. It is my favorite thing in the world because I know where all my little ducklings are and my man is with me. Nonetheless, as a married couple, DH and I need time alone. It doesn't have to be for a weekend or overnight, though both of those are great. However, couples will really thrive if they have at least one date night a month. I realize not everyone can afford sitters or can relax with one in their home, but it is so important to have couple time. This is a time where no one is wiping bottoms, or cutting someone else's meat, or talking on the phone. Uninterrupted time together is so important. It reminds us why we fell in love in the first place. We feel young and energetic and probably get to enjoy a good meal or at least a cup of coffee.
Make the time. We're all busy. I hate that word because it so overused. Yes, our days are long and full. I get it. I'm on my 6th load of laundry in one day and have emptied the dishwasher twice. I watch DH with his full work days that can spill into the evening. I just think it's important to guard that time with one another. Carve it out. Give up something else and make your special someone realize just how special they are. You'll be glad you did. Now back to you're regularly scheduled Tuesday's Tip.... (just be glad I didn't address S... E.... X on this one... I will one of these days! )

8 comments:

Donna said...

We have always treated Saturday night as "date" night and with a few exceptions throughout the years, have kept it that way. We needed the adult time when the kids were little and now, just like to go out on a date!! :-)
Glad you enjoy yours!!!

CRICKET said...

I could not agree more. It adds so much to a relationship when you can give it - it's full attention.

theaikenite said...

Mr. World and I try to get away for a weekend alone a few times a year. It doesn't have to be very expensive especially if you have a helpful relative who will watch your children. Sometimes we just get a nice hotel room in a neighboring town and just relax together...just enjoy having nothing to do!

Grateful for Grace said...

I agree. We try to have a date once a month, which works for us. I think we are due! ;-)

EntertainingMom said...

I'd like to hear about the S.E.X personally ;)

Made your white bean chili tonight. OMGTDF Good!!! The children all had 2nds!

Sassy Gal said...

This is such a good point! Even though we don't have any littles at home, running our business keeps us so busy. We notice how much our marriage thrives when we take the time out to together without our cell phones or talking about the latest project.

Great reminder! Here, Here for date nights!

bevy said...

We do this... And then we don't. Last night we all went out for supper and the boys wanted to sit in a different booth. Does that count?!?!?!

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