As I wrote the title I actually realised that couple time nowadays is anything but ordinary.
My husband works away for the most part; leaving at 4am Monday morning and back at 5pm Friday. He works all over the country and it can be very lonely at times but that is the sacrifice for me being able to stay at home.
On Wednesday I turned 30 and my birthday was full of such lovely surprises and it made me feel incredibly lucky and really quite loved by so many. Having my three babies “sing” me happy birthday was bloody awesome.
As part of my present, my husband booked us a weekend away. I’m writing this before we have actually gone so I have no idea where I will be when this goes live, as it is a complete surprise. All I know is that it’s around two hours away so a magical mystery tour!
With such a hectic work schedule, a child at school and two year old twins at home 24/7 it’s safe to say we don’t get much time alone. We do go out for meals but we always go when we have put the kids in bed and most weekends we are both shattered so end up trotting to bed at 10pm.This weekend will be the longest I’ve ever left the girls and I’m very nervous but more guilty than nervous. It’s crazy I know but I still think they are so little! Being a stay at home parent I don’t spend much time away from them; a solo grocery shop is a luxury so it’s bizarre not to have them with me.
However since the girls were born and then Mom being poorly a few weeks later, it’s been a very tough two years on us all so I feel justified in celebrating my 30th. I am excited to be able to walk hand in hand with my husband as we never ever do as we always have a little hand or a pushchair. I look forward to chatting and being impulsive for a few days.
I will spend so much of the time wondering what they are all up to but they are going to have so much fun with my family & my in laws that they won’t want to come home!
But couple time is needed and I’m looking forward to being spoiled rotten – and a damn good lie in!!