Friday, November 11, 2005

Try this some time . . .

My husband and I are approaching our 7th anniversary. We have a wonderful life, more than either of us ever expected when we were younger! We have two beautiful children, Loo - 3 years old and Loco - 7 weeks old, a dog, a great house, two running vehicles, food on the table, and the funds to eat out when we want. Life is good!

Even with a good life, there are many times when DH and I get on each others nerves and we seem to have nothing to talk about except the bills, our new home plans, or the kids. Sometimes we throw in a few other meaningless daily topics. The other day, DH came up with a great plan! One that I would typically suggest, but he would probably shoot it down :<)

Here it is:

While he is at work and we are only communicating via emails and IM, we take turns creating and both answer "5 LISTS". For example, 5 things you would do if you won the lottery, 5 accomplishments that you are proud of, 5 things you want your children to remember about you, etc. So far, this has been a great activity and we are learning new things about each other - something that is difficult to do after being together for over 10 years. The key is to not answer with only one or two quick words, but explain it to your partner.

If you try it, let me know how it goes! (Since no one reads my blog, yet, I will not expect great results!)

2 comments:

Nik said...

That's a great idea. I've been married for 2 months, but we have been together for 8 years. Some times its nice to have good conversations...other than the house, bills, or wedding.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » »