As a new mom, I thought it’d be easy to have date night whenever I wanted once my kids could stay home by themselves. Now that we are in that phase of life, I’ve come to realize that’s not actually the case. The older the kids get, the more they have on their calendars. Band practice, football games, volunteer hours, etc. My husband and I usually divide and conquer each days activities which means there isn’t much time left for us to sit and have an actual conversation.
**Full Disclosure: I received a night’s stay at The St. Anthony in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Make Time for Your Spouse When Life is Crazy
I find that when my husband and I stop talking about the little things, we also stop discussing the big things and that leads to fights we didn’t need to have. When we share how things are going – in life, work, kids schedules, etc. – we are more likely to be on the same page and therefore understand who is responsible for what and how everything will play out.
plan ahead & schedule date night
Early on in our marriage, and even up until recently, we prioritized date night. I’m not sure what happened or why we pushed date night to the back burner but I’m taking it back! I started by arranging for the kids to stay with my parents for a night and then I moved to booking a stay at The St. Anthony, a luxury collection hotel in downtown San Antonio. I’m not sure how to put into words how nice it was to break out of our usual routine and sleep in a bed that wasn’t in our own home. Even if you just schedule date night on the couch or at a movie theater, it’s important to connect with your spouse.
How do you make time for your spouse when life is crazy?
About The St. Anthony Hotel –
The St. Anthony Hotel is a historic 10-story hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1909, it was considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the United States. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now part of the Marriott Luxury Collection.