November 25, 2013 in Blog
It’s really hard to find the time to just talk and bond with your spouse when both of you work and have a highly energetic kid together. I do think it’s essential to have alone, quality time to just catch up and make the family bond stronger. My husband goes to work early in the morning and I work evenings and a few afternoons, leaving us with… not enough time in the world for everything else. We’d love to have regular dates but not many places here are open at 5 am, and not very many people are willing to babysit around that time. Because of this, we usually just end up having early morning coffee dates at the comfort of our home, which we don’t mind one bit!
Coffee is one of the many things we have a common love for and something we regularly start our mornings with. I usually have mine when my kid wakes up but this time, my husband and I decided that we should wake up before our son does and just talk. That’s a rare occurrence here because if I’m not chatting online with him while he’s at work, we’re either texting or using our devices to catch up on social media. We always have this point in our relationship where we just want to disconnect from the digital world and just have a simple conversation without any technological devices (except my coffee maker, can’t live without that one!) The night before our planned morning date, we went to Walmart and picked up some new coffee along with the perfect creamer for the holidays: Coffee-mate’s Peppermint Mocha liquid creamer! We have been holding back on putting the tree up and decorating so this is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit without going overboard.
Morning rolled around and I got pretty excited about doing a date in my house attire. After the coffee brewed, I flipped open the lid of the Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha creamer and just the whiff of peppermint woke me right up! It was such a perfect pair with our butter toffee coffee.
One of the things I love about my husband is how I can discuss anything with him: hot topics, news, politics, pop culture, anything! We can talk about the most random things and he will always have an opinion about something (which I think is a good thing). Some parts of our conversation included finally deciding on what to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was also nice to plan out our week while talking with each other and not through texts or chats.
I actually miss having casual conversations with my husband since we’re always so busy, so this was absolutely so warming to have, literally and figuratively! I realized that just like everything else, you have to work for what you want and that includes relationships. If you want to become closer, you’ll need to make time for each other. If you want to have a stronger bond, then you find ways to do something about it. It’s getting harder and harder to make personal connections in this digital age but there’s really nothing that a cup of coffee with delicious Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha creamer can’t fix! Not only is it the perfect way to start the morning, it’s also the best way to make new memories. Check out my Google+ Album to see more! #loveyourcup