“It’s time for bed,” is something most of us say to our children on a nightly basis. Some days, particularly the long exhausting ones, cause us parents to be relieved once bedtime has arrived. And at the same time, most often our children are trying to find ways to escape it. But much like bills and that extra five pounds gained during the holidays, bedtime is inevitable.
Once the children go to sleep there are probably plenty of things that still need to be done. In our house we do a lot of preparation for the next day, finish cleaning up the kitchen (most nights), work on our own assignments such as homework or writing, and watch our favorite shows on TV. Often these tasks result in us being in separate rooms or opposite ends of the house, focused on accomplishing them before heading to bed and hopefully getting a little sleep before our littlest wakes up. But, ever so often we make it a point to shut down the computer, leave the dishes in the dishwasher, and disconnect from whatever had our attention so that we can connect with each other.
This year I plan to make even more of an effort to take advantage of moments when it is just the two of us in order to strengthen our marriage. If you’re looking to do the same why not start tonight? Keep reading for 12 things to do with your spouse once the children are sleeping.
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What are things you like to do with your spouse while the children are asleep?
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