Last night my husband, G and I laid in bed watching tv and catching up on our day. G has been sick for almost a week now, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be fired soon for missing so many days. My husband tired from the physical demands of his job and I, mentally exhausted from caring for a sick baby, we tried our best to spend a few moments of quality time before bed. Out of a 7 day week, we get maybe a day and half out of it to spend with each other. His work schedule is so unpredictable and the hours are long.
One weekend a few weeks ago, my mom randomly offered to watch G overnight. Within a matter of minutes, I booked us in room in Naples and we made the drive over as soon as hubby got home from work. I'd made prior commitments, but I had to take this opportunity to spend some alone time with my husband. I apologized, cancelled everything and enjoyed 24 hours of just us.
Later this year we'll be celebrating 10 years together and 5 years of marriage. Remember when this was a wedding blog? Where has time gone and my how things have changed. While time away used to be care free, this was our first night away from the G and we had to try our hardest not to talk about him the whole time. I can't count how many times one of us would randomly blurt out, "I miss the baby".
I love this family life but I have to admit that I'm craving richer experiences with them. I want us to travel, do more activities together...and I do want to squeeze in some alone time with the hubby too. I don't know when this shift will happen for us, but as I told my husband last night, "There has to be more to this s*** than working, coming home, going to sleep and then getting up early to do it all over again everyday". Where's the time to enjoy life? To REALLY live and experience it. I look forward to designing work around my life, not the opposite.
What about you? What rich experiences are you currently craving?