Photo Credit: Benjamin Fretwell
If you’re anything like me the holidays have kept you super busy, running around and juggling the demands of motherhood, work, and home-keeping. For me, the holiday frenzy begins in the fall and doesn’t really slow down until shortly after the new year. So consumed with seasonal preparations I must admit that sometimes I do neglect the little things, close to home, that are equally important. After all, all the “work” of the holidays can sometimes leave very little room for “play.”
I often have to remind myself that it’s just as important that my husband and I keep our romance alive during the holidays. That is certainly one thing on the home front that shouldn’t be pushed aside. Of course, everyone’s spouse has unique needs and, as a result, our marriages will all look different. Yet, each of us strives to have happiness, peace, and of course romance at home. Here are a few “Romance Resolutions” that have helped keep things fun and fresh for me and my husband!
- Stop what you’re doing for just a minute and tell your partner what you appreciate about him or her… while gazing deeply into their eyes.
- If you can’t get a sitter to go out, have an in-house “date night.” Turn off cell phones, close all laptops, pop some corn, and snuggle up together to watch a new movie that neither of you have seen.
- Leave special little notes around the house, where they’d least expect to find them. This is a great, and unexpected, way to sweeten their day.
- Play “your song” for your spouse, and remind them again why it is so special for you all
Hopefully these “sweet tips” help serve as reminder that keeping romance alive in the home is top priority. When both mommy and daddy are happy the kids are happy… and when the kids are happy, the entire household is happy! My husband really appreciates that, even when I’m running around like a mad woman during the holidays, I try hard to keep him at the forefront.