When our children were younger and we needed some ‘us’ time…
we would simply wear them out, feed them an early dinner, and scoot them off to bed.
We affectionately called this ‘Flex Time’ and it was oh so rejuvenating for us and our relationship.
As our children have grown and multiplied in number…
bedtimes have grown later, responsibilities have increased, parenting has become more complicated, and wake-up calls remain early.
There is very little alone time and it seems more necessary now, than ever before.
It’s nearly impossible to have an uninterrupted conversation in our home, never mind one not intended for little ears.
The work is never done.
A new problem is always on the horizon.
And life just keeps getting busier.
It’s easy peasy to place our marriage on the back-burner and forget about it in the name of sacrifice.
But what exactly would we be sacrificing as time ticks away?