Making Time To Date

What with hubbie’s work pressures, sleepless nights and
busy child focused days there seems little time to work on our
relationship! I know we both need to
put in more effort. I guess I am not
the traditional housewife; he does not come home to a warm wholesome meal but
then again I do also work from home along with the other chores and childcare (during
the holidays) on top.

Long walks to tire these three out, except only I am worn out lol #summerholidays x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Jul 21, 2015 at 6:37am PDT

Having cleaned the kitchen and loaded the dishwasher, done
the washing (and put it away), walked the dog (and made sure the boys have plenty fresh air in the process!), entertained the children (yesterday I played twister, chess and rhyme robber) and
helped them with their learning books I have no energy left for him! In the break I allow the boys an hours
screen time I try and write a blog post and have a shower (if I am lucky!). Then during the day I try and refresh my
inbox now and then so I do not miss any exciting correspondence.

So when hubbie finally comes home from work his reception
is usually lukewarm, the puppy bless her jumps up all over him tail
wagging! I should be more enthusiastic
I should save a little bit of me for him. 
But I am wiped out by then, I just want to get the boys tucked up into bed and collapse. Although instead I usually try and fit in a bit more blogging admin… sometimes hubbie sulks, sometimes he does his own work!

So operation date night is underway, I blogged about
whether I could actually stomach a holiday as a couple here
but to be honest I am not sure I could handle a week away from the little
munchkins. Perhaps a posh meal, a movie
and an early night might improve matters!!! 
If I can impress him with a new costume he might remember why he fell
for me in the first place. I know many
of my friends really like Coast and
fortunately they do have a generous sale at the moment. However I am hopeless with fashion; I never
really had much interest growing up much to the dismay of my mum.

Most of my clothes are practical for life with kids
and a dog (hard wearing jeans, warm hoodies and trainers!) but I have been
inspired with this article from Eclipse
Magazine so watch this space! I
might be transformed.

One thought on “Making Time To Date

  1. My husband and I don't often have date nights… It's a shame really! You've got me wanting one now haha! I want to go to the cinema to see a couple of films (Ted 2 and Antman) so fingers crossed we can get babysitters! x

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