Sunday, September 09, 2007

company & couple time

We're expecting company for dinner any moment now. DH has been friends with the husband for a few years now, but this is the first time we've invited them over. L thankfully decided to take a rare afternoon nap, so we were able to whirl through the kitchen, living room and bathroom to get it company-ready.

Unfortunately, that meant dropping piles in the laundry room, boys' room, and our bedroom that will have to be dealt with later . . . but at least the house can be seen and we won't be embarrassed! I'm glad that I put forth the initiative to make this dinner happen, as I know it's important to cultivate friendships and we haven't done much cultivating "couples" friends in the last few years.

It's been a busy few weeks between homeschooling, errands, and caring for kids. I know that DH is feeling neglected these days, but I'm at a loss at how to fix that right now. We've had a few opportunities for good familytime, which has been wonderful (!), but we haven't had any couple time in longer than I can remember. How do YOU carve out couple time in your marriage? I'd like to think that we can weather this, but I know from past experience that he really struggles during this infant-stage, and a dear friend's marriage trouble brings this even more to the front of my mind.


  1. Can't really give you any advice on carving out couple time 'cos, as you know, I'm not married. But I do believe that it is important to make time for one another, is there any one you trust nearby, who would do a baysit rota with you so that maybe you could go for a meal just the two of you, say once a month?

  2. Great idea, Deb, but one we haven't been able to manage. Part of our problem is that DH's schedule has his weekend on Sun & Monday. He almost always works Fri & Sat nights, which makes scheduling difficult. I know I need to try harder, though, to make something work!


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