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Postby youtan » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:56 am

by youtan (1592 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:56 am

Ok - not THAT activity... [;)]

My question is simple really - what do you and your spouse/s.o. do together? My husband and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary in Dec. We sat down last night and thought about the fact that since we both finished school, had kids, started our careers, we have less and less time for just us. We dated 3 yrs before we got married and were married 3 yrs before kids. Thats 6 years alone. Then grad school and preeclampsia entered our lives - can we say stress, stress, and more stress.

So, now we miss each other and are hoping to find an activity that we can do together, kids not included, alone, letting us talk. A hobby perhaps or sport...chinese checkers?!? Hopefully not horribly expensive...something we can do when we're both 90 yrs old [:p]. Do you guys have any great ideas?

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Re : couple activities

Postby laura » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:56 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:56 am

haha, I nag at him and he listens. Just kidding, he doesn't listen at all. [:D]

I think we're going to give camping a try this weekend. My mom picked up mondo camping gear for us at garage sales and I think we're going to give it a try, just for the reasons you describe. Eventually, we want a vacation property to spend weekends on, with a cabin or camper or whatever when the kids are grown, but we need to practice now!

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Re : couple activities

Postby mikeys mom » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:06 am

by mikeys mom (1331 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:06 am

We are boring. We play on the computer different word games with each other....We also like to watch television without having a 2 1/2 year old pick the show...

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Re : couple activities

Postby wcarder » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:21 am

by wcarder (934 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:21 am

Ryan is teaching me how to play the guitar... which is actually totally romantic, because I like when he plays, and sings to me, and then I pretend to be learning, but I'm really just trying to amuse him the way he amuses me.... I've already decided I will never ACTUALLY learn. For some reason, it's hard for me. I bought "Guitar for Dummies" and couldn't understand...sad.

Last summer, we took SAILING lessons together which was a TON of fun. This year, he promised to teach me how to play tennis. I'll let you know how THAT goes.

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Re : couple activities

Postby mom2tori » Fri Jun 24, 2005 01:03 pm

by mom2tori (3842 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 01:03 pm

We are really kind of boring too. We play board games or card games together, watch vidoes, dine out, take a drive, we just fishing-well he fished and I read, whatever we do we are always together so the only thing different would be if we had a babysitter then we would just be without Victoria

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Re : couple activities

Postby mada » Fri Jun 24, 2005 01:12 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 01:12 pm

We haven't since we moved, but joining a softball co-ed team is fun...ALso, in the winter we try to go snowboarding together,,I like the outdoor activities like hiking and stuff because you can do a lot of talking. Another great thing to do is try to plan a weekend getaway...even if it's at a hotel near you. My dh did this one weekend in Denver and my mom flew out to watch the kids. We slpet in, had breakfast in bed..went to a non-kid friendly resteraunt:) Also we like to play tennis....

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Re : couple activities

Postby norlisa k » Fri Jun 24, 2005 02:36 pm

by norlisa k (745 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 02:36 pm

We like to "date" again, go out to dinner, romantic walks, just talk, look at the stars (well, that's a rarity where we live). Also, cooking meals together, board games, card games, and just sitting there enjoying what the other loves to do (e.g., he makes something with his hobbies, and I with mine, and we share).

We also like long drives, and just listening to music.

Hope that everyone here enjoys being in love until they are 90 y.o., and beyond!

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Re : couple activities

Postby shelbys mom » Fri Jun 24, 2005 06:10 pm

by shelbys mom (483 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 06:10 pm

Golfing is relaxing and something you can do together, we are learning how to play, so sometimes its relaxing and others it is downright hilarious. Good luck

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Re : couple activities

Postby angelkat » Fri Jun 24, 2005 07:13 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 07:13 pm

We are so boring it's not funny.... We go shopping together (yes a man that likes to shop) and then it's usually packing up the van and takin' a few day trip here and there (things that don't cost much money).



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Re : couple activities

Postby deerhart » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:21 pm

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:21 pm

We do dinners out just the 2 of us. It used to be before Mason was born we would talk in the car all the time because we drove to work together everyday.

We avoid sports together as well 2 competitive perfectionist it doesn't go over well and all I have to say is no golfing is NOT relaxing with my spouse (and he would say vice versa about me). Though we used to rollarblade alot and played raquetball occassionally before the kids (but not 2 things you would do to have talk time etc). Unfortuntely, the way it works out alot of the times its talking while we are doing chores in the same room after the kids are asleep. I can also usually con him into a backrub while I am reading for school to sometimes =)

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