Romantic tips for tired parents
February is the month of LOVE and ROMANCE.
How nice (for other couples)!
But you are a parent – and I suppose a very tired one!
You are just happy to survive the day. No time and energy for romance, right?! Believe me – I know exactly how that feels.
Here are a few tips which can help you to bring back a little romance to your life….
Have lots of fun trying them!
Date night is an opportunity to make your relationship center stage again. Whilea dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a fancy dinner out are all great
(and universal) ways to woo your partner, think about what you can change within your own home. A clean bedroom, a made bed, some candles and soft
music is pretty romantic when you’re used to diapers, bottles, piles of laundry
and dirty dishes. (positive parent coaching)
Break a sweat
No, not like that, necessarily (or yet, anyway). Exercising together can be just
as romantic as candlelight dinners, and even offers more opportunity to get
closer! Encouraging each other to “keep going” or “do just one more” shows
that the special bond that brought you together is still there. Take a walk, hike
or bike, or try a free class at your local gym and reminisce about how great you both once looked, or how great you look now.(www.sheknows.com)
Hand over the remote
While this may not seem romantic on the outside, the gesture of allowing your
spouse that opportunity to choose what he wants to watch on TV has “love”
written all over it. You may even be surprised when your spouse is touched
enough by this selfless act of yours to insist that you watch what you want. If
you don’t think this is romantic, then consider it a tip on how to use reverse
Common interests create sparks.
Every couple should have something other than their children to share as a
common interest or passion. If you don’t agree on movies or music, consider
taking a class together, reading the same book or working out together. The
ability to explore each other’s interests and hobbies will generate romance and possibly a new diversion as well.(www.pregnancyandbaby.com)
Act like you just started dating again. Hold hands as you walk through the mall. Give each other a hug when you leave or return home from work. The
immediate benefit is the connection and simplistic intimacy in subtle physical
contact. The secondary benefit is that your baby will grow and develop in an
environment where he’s is comfortable to demonstrate his emotions. If he sees his parents hold hands or give each other a hug hello and goodbye, he’ll be comfortable expressing his emotions. (www.pregnancyandbaby.com)
Take a nap together while the baby naps. If you need to catch up on some long-lost sleep why not cuddle up together and enjoy a shared nap? The chance to spend physical closeness and the comfort of sleeping together often boosts
your romantic mood while you both recharge your batteries. (www.pregnancyandbaby.com)
Get to Know the New You.
In all the time that you were dating, you likely heard the same advice
time and time again. “You can’t truly love anyone else until you love yourself.”
But the problem now is that you have the person you love, but do you still love yourself? The adage is still true -until you are able to come to grips with who you are now and learn to love that new Mommy or Daddy, it will be hard to feel connected to your partner. (www.eydcp.com)
Well, these are just a few suggestions, if you have great ideas then please share them with me. I’m happy to put them on my Facebook page!