Alone Time for Parents

I love to spend time with my family. Whether it’s all five of us together or my husband and I with one, two or all three of our kids.

I also love spending time with only my husband. In fact there are days or nights when I need time with only him.

I need that one on one time with him. These are the times we get to talk with each other about anything and everything. From work to vacation time and everything in between. It’s the time we get to share our thoughts and feelings with each other. Sometimes we even cry depending on what we are talking about or memories we are sharing.
We used to ask our oldest daughter if she could go to bed so we could have some time together alone in our living room before we went to bed. Now we go up to bed early so we can have that alone time.

Yesterday (Saturday) was one of those days. My husband, our youngest daughter and I spent the day together. That night we asked her big sister to stay with her so we could have some much needed alone time and go out.

My husband and I enjoyed our time together last night. Even if it was only a couple of hours. It was needed. It helps us get back into parent mode when we are home.

I’m thankful for the alone time I get with my husband. Our marriage means a great deal to me and keeping it strong is important. Our time alone helps to keep it that way.

  • Cecelia Lester

    I come here from Linked In. Time with husbands is vital to a marriage. My mother and stepfather used to watch our son while Hubby and I went to dinner and maybe to a movie, etc. He worked nights and I worked days. That made our child care expenses reasonable but it was difficult on a marriage.This was something one of my Sunday school teachers encouraged, Her husband was our pastor and they had three children. She made the point of telling us to ‘find a relative or close friend who will watch your kids. In the case of close friends, trade off having each other’s children for an evening. At one time, a church I was in had a “Mom’s Night Out” program. The women’s group ran it. The children were dropped off by the parents and had to be back to pick them up at a reasonable hour (10:00). The ones who worked at the event had games and snacks for the children.

    • Kathleen

      Thanks so much for your comment! I am fortunate and blessed to be able to stay home and take care of our kids. I have been able to do this since my husband and I were first married almost 23 years ago. When our kids were little we always dropped them off at my husbands parents house as they only lived 10 minute from our house. After that my husband and I usually went to see a movie. Sometimes we went out to eat. It always depended on what we wanted to do. Now that our children are 21, 18 and 12 it’s easier to get out of the house on our own. I glad you and your husband were able to figure out a way to have alone time. It is so very important for a marriage! Thanks again for your comment!