What’s the best part of your day? Mine is easy. When we finally finished the bedtime marathon; all the waters have been drunk, the songs sung, the stories read, the prayers said, the hugs and kisses dished out, and Rich and I shut the door and give each other that raised-eyebrows I-can’t-believe-how-long-that-takes-every-night look. And we go downstairs and raid the kitchen for the junkiest thing in the house (which unless it’s the day of grocery shopping is usually something lame like hot chocolate because all the best junk was consumed the night of grocery shopping) and open the laptop to watch something funny and snuggle on the couch.
Husband. Junk food. Sitcoms. These are the things my dreams are made of.
Here’s a picture from our former blogging life back in 2010 with the caption: “Priorities: The three most important things in our life right now all captured in one picture.” …. 2010 – it was a simpler time.
But sometimes and lately I’ve been feeling like our Netflix sessions just aren’t leading to the husband/wife bonding time we need. Which makes me a little sad, because…. refer to my 3 favoritest things listed above.
And sometimes (too often) we’ll both get caught up in this net, we’ll call it the internet, and we sit next to each other both glued to our respective screens until it’s time for bed. What is that? That’s not bonding. It’s like we’re stuck, trapped in this web, we’ll call it the world wide web, and it’s sticky and alluring and hard to leave.
So, here’s the question of the week: what do you guys do at night when your kids are in bed? Or when you both get home from work? How do you balance screen time/ spouse time/ productive time? What do you love to do and what brings about the best bonding? Are those things the same? (ok that was more than just one question).
We have a special *surprise for the best suggestion.
*** The surprise is that we are going to do that suggestion.
***** I’m not good at surprises.