My take on today’s blog prompt is the mini Dates me and Lee have. We went far too long in our lives focused on everything except ourselves. Over the past 2 years we have really re-connected and I realise how much we lost over the years. It is really easy to do when the kids are young.
Now the boys are older we have started to steal moments for ourselves. 2 years in a row now we have asked my parents to have the boys so we could have a weekend away. I don’t feel it is such a huge ask of them now that the boys have become more independent. I never asked anyone to take the boys before. I knew it was not easy and did not feel I should ask that of anyone.
It has been Amazing to have a couple of nights to ourselves and spend a day exploring somewhere new.
Another way we have min Dates is to take a little walk around the village after work. The boys are settled and happy so we can leave them for half hour to take a walk and get some fresh air. We get to chat together without being interrupted and if it is a nice evening we sit and have a quick cuppa or drink at the pub. We might not get to do this every night but it happens several times a week and our lives and connection feels richer for it!