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It is magnificent to know that even after almost a quarter of a century of marriage, you can still have great date nights and KY #YoursandMine I purchased at Walmart can help make them even better. I am many things: wife, mother entrepreneur, blogger, consultant and legal analyst among others. If you look at that list, you will notice that wife is listed first. That is because when all those other jobs are done and gone and I will still be married. Sometimes when I am fortunate, the work I do as a blogger with #CollectiveBias helps me in my role as a wife and when that happens things are fun. After all, how many jobs encourage you to go on a date with your spouse?
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My husband and I have one of the best and most beautiful love stories ever. I remember wanting to marry him the first time I met him when he told me Marx was an idiot. It took me a while to understand the profound and deep compliment of him telling me he married me because he had nothing better to do. I became a Starbucks fan simply because he told me to take a break from him and the kids and have a night to myself once per week. I have spent most of my life, loving appreciating, admiring and wanting to be around him. As a result, I want our personal relationship to flower, bloom, grow and develop like all other areas of our lives. Going on dates and spending time alone without the children is all a part of that.
Photo courtesy Wanda Thomas MadCris Images
When our Spelie (the former Teenie Bopper) went off to college at the end of the summer, not only did we lose our eldest baby, we lost a great free baby sitter!Then as it often does, life got busy with new school schedules, work, business ventures and so many more things. so we planned a date night for at a local hotel. This was a chance to have a grown up date night where we would only have to think about our relationship, closeness,reminisce about past intimate moments and find the passion to create new ones. Many younger readers may think intimacy dies with the passage of time, but that does not have to be the case. If you do it right, even after decades of marriage romance, intimacy and joy in the presence of your spouse is something that can last forever.
Working women, no matter if you work at home, at an office or are an entrepreneur traveling for days at a time all seem to want the same thing from their spouses when it comes to personal time. They all want the time spend with their spouses to be special, memorable and as much fun as possible. A great way to do that is with date nights. There are all kinds of great ways to make date night special. For example:
have a special romantic dinner with “dessert” after the kids have been put to bed at night
hire a sitter and take in dinner, a movie and even dancing
turn date night into date day by having your date time during the day while the children are at school
create a babysitting trade option with a friend so that you take turns having date nights and share babysitting duties
make a reservation at a local hotel for just the two of you
Over the past twenty-four plus years, we have done all the options listed above with success. Recently we made a reservation at a local hotel and prepared for a weekend of quality time without the children. We are fortunate that we live in an area with an abundant amount of hotel rooms. If you live in an area with a lot of business traffic, you may find as we did that rooms are less expensive on the weekend as the business travelers go home. The hotels lower prices in hopes of getting the rooms filled on the weekends. We had a beautiful room with a luxurious view of a very famous local mall. When picking a hotel for your date night or date weekend, be sure to pick one with a choice of restaurants nearby or on the premises. It is nice to be able to check into the hotel then walk to dinner, avoiding the stress of driving and trying to find parking.
We arrived at the hotel as early as possible so that we had time to check in, take our bags to the room and relax. We did not have to rush to get anything done. There were no children knocking at the door, no salesmen knocking and no telemarketers calling. Once we got relaxed in the hotel room we both took a luxurious bubble bath of our own. We used our favorite soaps, lotions and bubble baths.The warm water, good smells and luxurious lotions did more to set a romantic mood and make us excited about what was to come than you may realize. During our hotel date, one of the things that made me smile was the site of my husband falling asleep as he relaxed and truly got to enjoy his bath without fear the twin girls would run into the bath room to tell him something “really important.”
When we got to dinner, we took our time. We ate slowly and enjoyed each bite. This was a chance to actually enjoy your food without cutting someone’s chicken or asking someone to eat their vegetables, stop kicking his sister or get her string beans off her brothers plate. Instead, I got to look over at my husband and really see those eyes I fell in love with all those years ago. Those eyes may have a few more wrinkles in the corners and the curly hair I used to love to caress and stroke during intimate moments was still there, underneath all that dignified gray. All these years later and those eyes still excite and delight me.
I do not drink often. After all when you are a WAHM with three young children at home you need to be at full attention at all times. At dinner, I was able to try a new adult drink. I tried a pomegranate Cosmopolitan. I splurged and had the bar tender use top shelf vodka so the drink was smooth, delicious and sweet. The drink, the delicious dinner and my handsome dinner companion made me feel so happy, so relaxed and so ready for what was to come in just a while. When we got back to the room after the delicious meal we felt so happy, so relaxed and so ready to enjoy ourselves and each other. That is when we brought out the KY Yours and Mine. I will not share all the juicy from the rest of the evening. I will say that if you experiment with KY #YoursandMine, you will discover new things and feel wonderful things. I know the saying is that you cannot teach a new dog old tricks. But when it comes to romance, intimacy with your spouse and personal time, you can find new things to make you feel young again and that help you appreciate all you have learned about each other over the years.
If you want to set up a special date night of your own, check out the Date Night pack at Walmart.com for discrete purchasing. Keep in mind that if you want to schedule a great date night for after the holiday season, there is a special Date Night deal that is coming soon! K-Y Date Night (shipping to store in Jan 2015): $50 value 1 free meal for two people from PEACHDISH.com delivered to your door for an intimate night of cooking together, a $5 VUDU movie credit for you to stream right at home and the pleasure of K-Y Yours+Mine Couples Lubricants. Perfect for a date night in! With three kids at home, a busy schedule, wonderful opportunities in the new year all on my plate, the idea of a date night in package sounds very attractive. For more great ways to spice up your relationship during the holiday season, visit K-Y.com.
In conclusion, it is magnificent to know that even after almost a quarter of a century of marriage, you can still have great date nights and KY Yours and Mine I purchased at Walmart can help make them even better. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what new things have you learned about or with your spouse that make life better and more fun?
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