My husband and I are spending time apart right now. I’m in the family room writing this, and he is in the basement on his x-box playing a video game with his friends. We just had a fight in the middle of the kitchen. We both feel bad about it.
We are not the type to fight. We are pretty low key. We are the people that say, “Let’s table this conversation and circle back.” We believe you should not go to bed angry, so we try to be intentional about our words.
The root of the problem is us not spending time with each other and understanding how each other feels. We been in this house together for a month and have had almost no quality time together away from our children. Our quality time with our boys is at an all-time high, and for the most part, they enjoy it. Although they do think our jokes are lame. Are we getting old?
How do you date your spouse and have quality time during a quarantine while your kids are around? I really want to know. We both are working all day. We both have had difficult conversations with people at work about boundaries and expectations during the quarantine. Some people are showing their true colors. We both agree that no job is going to take our peace.
Seeing someone all day, but not getting that quality time except when you are sleeping next to each other is frustrating. Then, I feel guilty. I know people have lost loved ones due to the coronavirus while I’m here wishing for a babysitter for a date night.
It looks like we could be at home for another month or more. We have to figure out how to have quality time during this quarantine. We had just figured out date night and couple quality time before this all happened. This is just a little set back; I know we will find a way to come back stronger and overcome this little bump in the road.
Stay safe, and wash your hands correctly. Tschüss!