I worried, but not the way I thought
I had to get use to being home alone with my husband
At first, I didn’t know how to act with just the two of us in the house. I mean my god-sister was staying with us for a day or two, but she mostly stayed in her room watching Netflix. Suddenly being home alone with my spouse after years of young child being in the mix was different. Yes, we have alone time on date nights or when we take trips with just the two of us, but that’s different. In those instances, you’re focused on other things. On a date, it’s the meal, movie or whatever activity is planned. On a vacation, it’s the new place, sights and sounds we’re taking in. At home, you’re just home, looking at each other. Yes, there are “other” things, but I’m sorry I couldn’t do those “other” things every free minute of the day for 14 days straight! We had to find our groove again and remember what we were like before we became a family of 3. It was great practice for years down the road when RJ leaves and it’s just us again. Kids can’t be a buffer forever. Knowing how to live with and enjoy your spouse is important.
The joy of random date nights
The break from Mommy mode
The perfect time to purge toys