One thing that I have enjoyed since becoming a family of three is time together at home. We did lots of traveling all the way through July 2017, so being at home has been nice.
I had been told that when a couple first gets married, it’s so nice to be at home. You just want to cuddle and watch movies. For us, we didn’t experience that. We were very busy. We had a lot of house projects to do, people to see, places to go, and we hardly watched a movie our first year and a half of marriage. Well, I’m glad we did all that before having a child, because right now, we have watched more movies, cooked a lot more, and had the “in home date nights.”
It isn’t that we are afraid to go out with our child, it’s just not the right timing with a newborn. We did go out some this fall, but with the cold winds and winter we have had, it has been nice to be home.
We even changed around our house and made one room into a cozier feel, where we can hang out and watch a movie, if we choose to.
We also are in this new stage of life with bed time being super important. We are mostly home by 7pm, if we do go anywhere. It’s important for me to maintain the routine of bedtime with our child.
So, if you are in a stage of life without children, our advice to you would be go and do and see and have many adventures. They don’t stop with children, but it is very different. Our adventures don’t consist of the weekend get aways anymore; they are mostly local or in the middle of the day. Our next big adventure will be to North Carolina. We haven’t stopped traveling completely, but it is limited.
We took a day trip to Des Moines during the Christmas break and that was an adventure, but we also planned ahead and made sure we had everything we needed for the baby. (It also included me nursing Jordanna in the parking lot of Toys R’ Us) Haha.
So, enjoy being cozy at home this winter, or enjoy the adventures of traveling and going many places. Say yes and be open to new things and experiences.