How To Find That Quality Time

‘Tis the season for back to school.  This is our first year at kindergarten and we are all so excited.  We have our school supplies, new clothes, new backpack, and new lunch bag.  Like many moms, I’m just as giddy as BigBoy and determined not to cry on the first day.  I still need to enter in the school calendar in my Outlook, but I’ll get to it after I drop him off. BigBoy’s soccer also starts next week and I need to enter those dates into my calendar too (practice on Thursday and games on Saturday).  Husband has soccer games on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings. I have Jazzercise on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.  Like many families, we are scheduled to the hilt.

My biggest concern is that as a family we get so scheduled, that Husband and I don’t make time for us.  Since I am the social calendar keeper, I’m literally going to schedule in date nights and make sure that we have at least two per month.

I’ve written about the sex formula and as ridiculous as it sounds, I’ve discovered the need to plan and set expectations for nights devoted to our intimacy.  We don’t always follow the formula, but when we do it is great.  When we don’t, well let’s just say it’s a slippery slope (and not in a good way). [Read more…]