I learned something about my husband that I didn’t know on the weekend.
Matt and I waved goodbye to our four children before turning to each other with the glee of children in a candy shop. Two nights away, just us. It’s coming up to our 13th year wedding anniversary, and although we are in a comfortable stage of our relationship, we constantly look for ways to keep things fun and fresh.
I would say that our family is not child-centred. While a lot of our life revolves around our children, the relationship between Matt and I is important for our family. You see, if our relationship is strong, the kids benefit greatly from this. A strong relationship between Matt and I is a priority for us but it’s a challenge to make the time to invest, amongst work, kids and everything else that is part of modern life.
Finding the time to invest in our relationship is rather sporadic but there is a consistency too. I haven’t really thought about it before but I guess it starts with what is important, in the mind, before action can take place. It’s like most things really, like when you buy a new car and see the same car everywhere on the road, because it’s part of your life; and in the same way, we weave quality relationship time into our life because we look for it, and create opportunities as they happen.
One of those opportunities popped up recently. My Dad and his wife are visiting here in Australia before they return to Africa, and they offered to have the kids for a few days if we wanted to go away. Then, I received an email asking if I would like to go to Outrigger Little Hastings Street at Noosa thanks to AmexConnect.com.au. Perfect! Anyone who has an Amex card can access these benefits too.
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Outrigger Little Hastings Street — Noosa
We stayed at Outrigger Little Hastings Street in Noosa. It was lovely and so close to the beach! We had a very special time.
Keeping it Fun and Fresh
I learned something about my husband I didn’t know while we were away. Over dinner, we talked about many things including news, religion, politics and art (we were determined not to talk about the kids the entire time — haha). I discovered one of his favourite paintings is Impression – Sunrise by Claude Monet. This surprised me, because as a general rule, he’s not a big fan of impressionist paintings. I love that I am still finding out things about this man I married.
Going away for together for a weekend is a very rare treat! Home again and back into real life…until the next time…maybe next year.
How do you find quality time to spend with your partner?
I was not paid to write the post. I received free accommodation at the Outriggers Little Hastings Street at Noosa and all views written here are my own. Read more about my disclosure policy here.