Do not forget your hubbyApr 11th, 2008 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts, Issues in Homeschooling
In the busyness of life in general, it can often be difficult to find time for each other. If we aren’t careful, that struggle can be even more prevalent during the homeschool year.
But that time with our spouse is so important. Not only to build our relationship, but also to refresh our own spirits. And when we are rejuvenated, we are able to give so much more.
The other day my husband and I sat down to what we call “date night.” Because it is tough to actually go out together, we make time periodically for an in-home date night. This time cannot include the TV or any other distractions. Instead we will sit down over coffee or on the living room couch and just unwind together. Sometimes we end up discussing major decisions we need to make; sometimes we just reminisce; and other times we just enjoy one another. But one thing is consistent, we do not allow ourselves to enter into any discussion that could end up in an argument.
No matter how exhausted I am, that time together is always worth it.
So even when I am tempted to say, “You want me to do what?” I have never yet regretted taking that time for him.
In home date nights might not work in every situation. But I am sure that many of you have all kinds of terrific ideas that would benefit all of us. And I know we would all love to hear them. So please feel free to comment and add your success stories!
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