This past Monday, I spent the whole day with Christina. It is easy to go through married life on cruise control because there are so many constants – the kids, the schedules, the activities, the routine, etc. Before you know it, your lives are going parallel rather than intersecting together.
Therefore, we decided to spend the whole day together and just “hang out.” It was crazy. We played billiards, did DDR, watched a movie, hung out at a coffee shop to talk and we ate together at a good restaurant. As we were driving back, we both mentioned how time passed by so fast and how much fun we’d had.
It felt like I was courting her all over again. I remember how we would do so many spontaneous things in the early years of our relationship. Now that the kids are a bit older we are not as anxious about leaving our kids with a babysitter for the whole day. I think we are going to try to do this more frequently – it helped me to re-appreciate why I married Christina in the first place.
Side note: I beat her in billiards and DDR! Now, she wants a re-match.