Yesterday, my SO took the day off from work and we put the kids on the bus and spent the day together, just running errands and hanging out. It was our anniversary.
That may not sound very romantic, but we fall more along the lines of practical than romantic. For one of our first Valentine’s Days together, he gave me a slow cooker, followed a year later by an electric wok. For our 20th anniversary, I bought him a load of creek stone.
For the first time in years (almost 14 since our first-born arrived) we just…did stuff…together. For an entire day. It was refreshingly simple, and refreshingly…refreshing.
Like a long, deep drink of cool, clear water.
(A huge “thank you!” to Mom and Dad for taking care of the kids after school — you two are the best!)