On Tuesday I got the opportunity to have a date day with my wife. It has been a long time since we got to spend significant alone time together. While I love my children, the opportunity to go for a walk together and not have to worry an assortment of children related paraphernalia and keeping a constant vigilance on someone else's behaviors and movements. It was nice to be able to hold hands with someone, that I don't pretend to know where their hands have been. Further, it was nice to have a dinner whereby I didn't have to 'walk' someone around a restaurant because they are bored.
Most importantly, it was nice to spend some time reconnecting with each other. In the parenthood world it is easy to lose focus on being a couple when your so focused on being a family. It felt incredible to spend quality time in which the conversations didn't involve organizing schedules, homework or chores. It was a nice reminder of just how special that last 13 years has been.
So thanks to both sets of grandparents for keeping the kids overnight. I know it is challenging for you.
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