The very last day of the class focused on our relationship as a couple. We talked about what we loved about the other person, and about the qualities in our mate that would make them a good parent. We learned techniques to support each other through the changes that were coming our way, and at the end of the class we signed a contract to each other that even as we changed from a blissful couple to a family of three, we would remember that before we were parents, we were partners, we were lovers, and we were friends. The contract made us promise that we would make alone time for each other as a couple, even amidst the chaos of parenthood.
At the time I thought how silly that was, of course I would remember all that. We, as a couple, had never been more happy and in love, we had been married less than two years, and soon we would be welcoming our first child, a living breathing symbol of the love we shared. How could I possibly forget?
And then I had the baby.
Three kids means a lot of attempts at quiet time, with very little quite time actually taking place.
Most of the time its OK, I'm used to noise at this point, but there are times when I really need some calm and quiet. At home when I'm trying to
We both have kids around the same age so naturally our conversations usually end up being about the kids we are so happy to get away from for a few hours.
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Bath time is a special time in our house.
Its something we all look forward to throughout the day. We usually bathe the girls together, and lately we've been letting the baby join them as well. Its a great time to sit and relax as a family. While they play and get washed, me and my husband take a chance to sit back and relax a bit.
With three kids in the tub, we need both hands on deck, so its one of the rare times that we are both in the same place without a pressing need to be somewhere else, doing one of the 758 things on our daily to-do lists.