Cameras were everywhere on that first day of school. Parents hovered like the paparazzi, snapping photos and waving. And when the kids went in, the crowd dissolved into a mixture of tears and happy dances.
(I was one of the Moms doing a happy dance, by the way.)
As we walked home, I chatted with neighbor, who had taken the day off work to commemorate the day. Her husband is a stay-at-home Dad.
“What will you do with your day?” I asked. Both of her kids were in school all day for the first time.
“Oh, I don’t know,” she said.
“You can go to lunch! You can take a nap! You can have loud sex during the day!” I joked.
“Now why would we want to do that?” She asked, as if I had suggested pulling her toenails out one at a time.
To keep romance alive. Because your husband looks good to a lot of bored housewives on this playground. Because you can. I think all of these things as we part ways.
In our sex-saturated culture, it seems that married sex is an oxymoron.
Chrysalis is hosting a conversation today on Marriage and Romance.
After eleven years of marriage, I’ve got a few things to say about romance and how it evolves and changes over the years, especially when children come along. But I’ll keep my advice short and sweet: one way to keep romance alive in your marriage is to have more sex.
(This is the part of my blog where I try to forget that my dad reads it. And my grandpa.)
But really. Next time your husband winks at you across the dinner table, don’t roll your eyes. Wink back. Marriage is not meant to be a miserable endeavor. Flirt. Have fun. Have sex. And see if the romance meter in your home rises.