Welcome to Wonder Why Wednesday!
I find that whenever I add humor to my day, my week, my mommy's moments it always make life a little easier to swallow.....anyone else feel that way?
With that in mind, this series it meant to be done and received with a playful spirit in mind.
EVER WONDER WHY....
Date nights or always put off until six months have passed and we can't remember when our last date night even was???? I feel like sometimes we do a great job of getting a date night on the schedule at least once a month.....and then all the sudden I realize it's been six months.....WHAT???!!!! This has not been the case for us lately, but it has been before. We always have such a nice refreshing time with just the two of us hanging out, sharing a great meal (that I didn't have to cook!!!), enjoying uninterrupted conversation!!! It's always such a grand time....and then we ALWAYS say why do we wait so long in between "dates"? I think I have mainly credited it to the season of our life, with 4 children and the busy schedules of life it just happens. I am okay with that and know that I truly appreciate them when they do roll around!!! I do want to make sure they do stay a priority on our schedule though. I think it is so important for couples to get away to focus on their marriage relationship. It really is the best gift you can give your children. I know I have talked to lots of people who feel to guilty to have a date night with their spouse because they don't want to leave the kids with someone else....... It actually is a gift to your child to have a once in awhile time away. You come home feeling refreshed and ready to "take on the world" again and they usually enjoy a supper FUN time being with friends, family, or the babysitter who will sit and give them all the lap time they want twith plenty of book reading or movie watching!! WIN WIN for everyone!!!
Just a little side note to....If you have never had a night away with your spouse or a min-vacation without the kids...I STRONGLY encourage it!!! It doesn't have to be a week somewhere far away, maybe just an overnight at a local bed and breakfast.....DO IT!!!! I can't tell you what a blessing it has been to be able to go away with my hubby for awhile! Such a fun time of relaxing and enjoyment of each other company! I will admit that you have to do a lot of planning ahead with where the kids will go and all those details, but it is worth every single minute of it!!!!
So all that leaves me WONDERING, when was your last date night???? WHY are you waiting....take you spouse out on date.....