How often do you and your spouse get away together?
Why are you laughing? Is it because your answer is never?
Matt and I don’t get away very often but we’re trying for once a year. I don’t mean just a simple overnight at our house while the kids stay at Grandma’s; I mean a true getaway. Two years ago we were lucky enough to go to Key West for 5 days and it was spectacular. This year, with not knowing what was going on with Matt’s job, we stayed close to home and went to Hocking Hills in Ohio. If you’ve never been, you should. It’s gorgeous!
We rented a cabin that was so secluded on 20 wooded acres that, had we never left the cabin, we would not have seen another human being all weekend. The cabin had a hot tub right on the back porch. Nice, right? Matt was so sweet and planned the whole thing right down to bringing my favorite wine and snacks, finding the nearest Redbox so we could rent movies and planning a movie-theater day.
It was bliss.
Hocking Hills is known for hiking and that’s exactly what we did. We hiked every day. We cooled off in a waterfall. We went canoeing and had the whole river to ourselves. We went to the movie theater and saw “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (awesome), “The Help” (incredible) and “Fright Night” (wicked). We watched movies at the cabin in the hot tub. We relaxed. It was quiet.
But most important of all? We remembered why we like each other. Notice I didn’t say love. We know we love each other…but there are times when it’s hard to remember wy we like each other. With no kids there to interrupt, we had entire conversations. We laughed. We did all of the things we love to do. It was awesome.
I know not everyone has a wonderful Mom like mine who will take the kids for the entire weekend, but hopefully you have someone who could take them for an overnight so you can get away. I really think it helps our relationship to get away from it all and remember why we’re together.