I really hope I am not the only one that feels a little overwhelmed by all the Christmas decorations needing to be put away, or the presents still needing to be organized now that all the holidays are over!
I did not think so.
Sometimes I think we as couples get into a routine, I know we do around here. It can also get a little stale with all the mundane things.
We do not have kids to keep us busy, so unless you count the MANY times of getting on our dogs – reminding them they are not 10lbs but close to 70… then its pretty calm and um… boring?
OK, I said it. We can be boring!
This may not be an Einstein-like idea but come on… stay with me.
I was brainstorming on how to do things differently around here when the mundane things get … well mundane. (giggle)
So I’m going to share what we do around here.
I’ll be willing to guess that putting away your decorations, presents, or even cleaning the house is not what you want to do for date night, right?
Moving the furniture back to its pre-Christmas locations or rearranging things for the New Year is not romantic either.. I know this.
So why not make it be?
Hear me out. This is how we do it here…
1. Get a game plan – this can be just you and the hubby or you can get the kids involved. Decide what room to tackle, or maybe you split up? Kids do their room and the parents do one… whatever the case may be, HAVE A PLAN.
2. Make it FUN – I’m not even in the same category as June Cleaver, so I know cleaning and organizing isn’t glamorous nor could I tackle it in heels. But when the hubs and I crank some 80′s music and start dancing around, now THAT is fun!
3. Have a reward for a job well done: Shower together and go ahead and give a massage while you’re there. Then go OUT for dinner (don’t dirty the clean kitchen), whatever suits you!
So you see, it is not all that bad right? Come on… Can’t you see yourself dancing to Dead or Alive’s “You spin me round”?
You know you want to Youtube it now.. go ahead! It is one of my favorites!
Now it’s your turn, go ahead, Blast the Music!
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