Tuesday, January 06, 2009

More Thoughts on Happily Ever After

I'd also like to comment on Step #4 from Yahoo's recent article on how to live happily ever after.

Step #4: Find a balance between time for two and time for you.

Yes, while it's important for you to do things as a couple without the kids, you also need time to yourself. You can't be joined at the hip all the time. For example, the Handy Husband is a car guy. I've gone to the drag races a couple times with him, but it's not my cup of tea. So most of the time, I tell him to go by himself and we're both much happier.

And on the other hand, I don't require him to sit through musicals and chick flicks.


Jen on the Edge said...

I agree completely.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, but having said that I've ridden in many a combine or tractor or big truck as well as eaten many, many meals on the tailgate of a pickup truck out in the field!! While it may not be exactly my cup of tea, I do make an effort to see him when I can while he is so busy in the fields.

Louise said...

Agreed. And especially when kids are small, I've decided a periodic alone vacation for mommy isn't a bad idea. This is my 6th and last day in Orlando. I came here for a stamping conference--half of which I skipped because I was too sleepy from the holidays and being a mommy. After that I've spent 3 days with a friend. I feel SOOOOO much better!