Last night, I posted this status on my Facebook page:
And I received an overwhelming response from other wives!
You see, the past week has been CRAZY. The kids were sick–The Princess was being monitored for dengue so we had to keep going back to the hospital for lab tests while The Little Man was down with the flu. I was loaded with work; and Arjay was swamped as well. By the weekend, we were exhausted and longing for a break, which of course, we couldn’t take because the minis were still sick.
I feel bad that my husband had to text me to ask me out on a date. I’ve been on my laptop and phone the whole week already, trying to get all my work done. I feel even worse because I turned down his request since I was feeling under the weather after a week of no sleep.
So, I shared the screenshot of my hubby’s text message to know if other wives are experiencing the same thing…you know, not having time for their husbands.
I was surprised to know that many other wives share the same sentiment. As much as we’d like to have regular date nights, it’s hard to find time with work and the kids to think of. I know we’ve always been advised that we should go out on a date with our husband at least once a week, but that’s easier said than done. I used to give that advise on this very blog before…but that was when Arjay and I only had The Princess. With two little ones, it’s much harder to find time.
Don’t get me wrong. We do try to bond every day–like coffee in our porch, or snuggling in bed before going to sleep. But that’s it. What we miss are our real coffee dates, movie dates, and fancy dinners with just the two of us. We don’t blame the kids for not being able to spend time with each other, though. We love these minis to bits. But we do wish we could go out–just us–some time soon!
How often do you go out on dates with your husband/wife? And how do you manage to find the time?