Kids make you realign your priorities really quickly. You thought you had no time before kids? Just wait.
A quick lunch with my wife became a logistical nightmare.
“Who is going to pick our oldest up from school?”
“Who is going to watch our youngest?”
“If they take the youngest to pick the oldest up, we need to make sure they switch the car seat.”
“What will they eat for lunch? Does the babysitter know their nap-time routine?”
“WHAT IF THEY CHOKE ON SOMETHING? WHAT IF THE HOUSE BURNS DOWN?!”
This doesn’t even include the classic decision paralysis of: “Where should we go to lunch?”
Very quickly, the grand idea of lunch becomes too much of a hassle. “Maybe another day.”
Before you know it, “maybe another day” becomes commonplace.
Don’t let it.
Find that day. Find the time to spend with your significant other.
Kids are wonderful. Kids suck up your time. And. It. Is. Glorious. They love you unconditionally. They want to spend every moment with you.
But don’t forget about your significant other. Don’t wait for another day.