This installment in the series covers the top ten ways having a child changes your marriage. My husband and I used to discuss everything from pop culture to politics, go out to eat, meet-up with friends…etc. etc. We still do most of those things only things have changed slightly…
So here we go. Top ten examples of how interacting with your spouse is just a little different after kids:
1. We still want to impress each other.
Before: "I put on my sexy little black dress just for you."
After: "I put on my 'dressy' yoga pants just for you."
2. We still have deep, meaningful conversations.
Before: "Do you think Congress will pass that sustainable energy bill?"
After: "Do you think Mickey and Minnie are dating, or, like, just friends?"
3. We're still night owls.
Before: "I want to go to the midnight showing of that new movie."
After: "I want YOU to do the midnight feeding of that new baby."
4. We still hang out with friends.
Before: "The Smiths want to meet us in Boston for dinner at 9."
After: "The Smiths want us to come over for pizza in their living room at 4:30."
5. We still enjoy each other's company.
Before: "Want to go out for dinner then grab a nightcap at that new lounge in town?"
After: "Wanna order Chinese and fall asleep on the couch watching shows on the DVR?"
6. We still enjoy eating out.
Before: "We're eating at this nice restaurant because Epicurious recommended it."
After: "We're eating at this nice restaurant because someone gave us a gift certificate."
7. We still remember the important dates in our relationship.
Before: "Let's buy expensive champagne to celebrate our anniversary."
After: "Let's stay up past 10 to celebrate our anniversary."
8. We still try to keep the romance alive.
Before: "I'm not wearing any underwear because I wanted to be sexy for you."
After: "Shit! I'm not wearing any underwear because I totally forgot to put them on."
9. We still notice the little details.
Before: "Honey, your hair looks beautiful tonight."
After: "Honey...you have peanut butter in your hair."
10. We still like to gossip.
Before: "Did you hear about my friend's botched boob job?"
After: "Did you hear about my friend's botched episiotomy?"