Surprisingly enough, after having my first son my husband and I always found time to get out and spend time together. My mother-in-law was willing to take my son anytime. It was great for her but also great for us. We started getting together with a group of friends on a monthly basis prior to having our son. We still continued it after. I think it is so important to get away for a little while when you can and in general keep your relationship going. (Even if it’s you both going out for dinner, a cup of coffee, or just catching up after the kids are in bed.) Baby’s absolutely have their way of taking over. It can get even harder once you add a second or third child into the mix. Things can get even more crazy at times. You still have to try focus on each other. We still find time, even if it’s not as much as before. Thankfully, my mother and mother-in-law will still help us out. Maybe not as much as before but it’s enough. These days grandparents do more and you have to be willing to ask and plan ahead.
You can easily say we just don’t have the time and I can understand. We all have busy lifestyles at one time or another. But you have to put the effort in and really make the time. In the end you won’t regret it and your children will thank you.
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