Sometimes we don’t know when to do something. So in an effort to clarify the ambiguity we all face in life at times, I’m going to start a recurring column with various issues about “When to . . .”
Today we are looking at “When to go on a date with your spouse:”
- When you’ve started to call each other by your role rather than your name – “What’s for dinner, Mom?” or “When can you help little Billy with his homework, Daddy?”
- When the last time you went on a date was B.C. – “Before Children.”
- When “Some enchanted evening, you will find a stranger across a toy-strewn crowded room” and you’ll discover it’s your spouse.
- When you have a hard time choosing between “Bunco night” with your gal pals and a romantic dinner with your hubby.
- When the extent of your conversation with you spouse has degenerated to bodily noises and “ughs.”
- When you’re feeling drawn to the garbage man because he visits you weekly and gives you a wink when he empties your trash.
- When you look to your children to meet your emotional needs. (No joke here–just a very real problem!)
- When the idea of holding your spouse’s hand just seems weird.
- When you’ve spent more time with the Tidy Bowl Man and Mr. Clean than your husband.
- When the “D” word (divorce) is used more often than the other “D” word (date).