What do a husband and wife do when there are no children at home?
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Laura - posted on 06/22/2010
Well I have to admit I chuckled when I read your post. I think I would take a nap with my husband and when we woke up we could just do what comes naturally. When my honey and I do get a few free hours we like to sit quietly and enjoy a clean quiet house with a glass of wine. Sometimes we'll play a game of cards or take a walk, have a cup of coffee out on the patio all by ourselves. We can't wait to be empty nesters
Patti - posted on 06/19/2010
This summer is the first time me and my husband have been without kids since we were dating. Over 5 yrs now. I had major "empty nest syndrome" at first, but I have since gotten used to it a bit. There is alot less to do around the house, we are able to eat out more (easier to pay for 2 meals than 5). We have totally relaxed on our schedules. Now it is gonna take some getting used to when they all roll back in.
Lashanda - posted on 06/28/2010
cook a nice dinner, with candle lights the works, pick a great movie for you to watch afterwards. Then go to the bedroom where there is candles lit. Have nice soothing jazz music going. make sure you have bought new lunjarie(misspelled) go and put that on. caress and play a little and then you know what happens after that.
Shalah - posted on 06/28/2010
Yes, there is life after kids. And you and your husband are in your prime! It may be hard to remember what life was like before the kids, but think hard and you'll recollect the things you enjoyed doing when you had free time.Our children consume us for the years they are in our care, but once they are on thier own, it's time to take back our lives and fulfill all those desires we put aside to be parents. I know it's a little late to get a career as an exotic dancer, but what do you WANT to do with your time? I'm sure you can come up with something. Good luck!
Alice - posted on 06/27/2010
I have often wondered about this. Our children are 11 and 16, but since my daughter is getting closer and closer to graduating high school my thoughts drift to that question. I can't imagine our lives without our kids with us on a day to day, everyday basis. Funny, even though this is what we all work toward! I know we have a little ways to go yet, but boy has the last 17 years flown by!
Deanna - posted on 06/27/2010
Celebrate! Seriously, Mekita, take up a hobby together! Whether it's a sport, a club of some kind, crafts or working out, dance classes are fun and you can be silly too. Have date nites, and take turns planning them. Or put a bunch of date- ideas in a jar and randomly pick one out each week! Travel, if your budget allows! IT"S YOUR TURN NOW...
Diane - posted on 06/25/2010
Cook a meal together & eat on the patio, watch a movie, take a walk each night after dinner, enjoy dinners out, invite friends to join you for pizza, discuss the news, plant a vegetable garden, follow a weekly tv show that you both enjoy, cuddle on the sofa, take a day trip to a beach or park, or a whole weekend away!
Do something you've wanted to try, but didn't have time for - go to a concert, take a drive to pick blueberries... who knows?
We're mostly without kids at home, as youngest son just graduated high school. He may live at home for his 1st year of college, but he's seldom here anyway. We have family dinners when he's home, but otherwise we're on our own. I'm feeling a little lost as well, used to being surrounded by kids for years with 2 sons, scouting, soccer teams, etc. Still trying to get used to it ourselves, but that 's what we've been doing.
Darcy - posted on 06/23/2010
I can not wait for that day Yes I love my kids to death but no kids well i can not imagine at this time what it may be like ...lol But This is your time enjoy it have fun have sex...lol I know we do not do alot of that now My youngest are 13 i am a few years away from no kids but enjoy your husband go places do things grand kids are not far off and then you can enjoy them but in the meantime cherish this time of just YOU I know I am looking forward to mine
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TONI - posted on 06/16/2010
THERE ARE SO MANY NEGLECTED CHILDREN NOW -A-DAYS THAT YOU CAN DO MANY THINGS!!! YOU CAN VOLUTEER TO HOLD BABIES AT THE HOSPITAL!! IF YOUR FAMILY MEMBER S YOU CAN REALLY HELP THEM OUT BY GETTING THEIR KIDS EVERY NOW AND AGAIN TO GIVE THEM A BREAK!! YOU CAN ALSO START A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN YOUR NEIGHBOR HOOD!! START A GROUP WITH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH OR REC CENTER TO HELP CHILDREN! OF COUURSE I AM ASSUMING FROM YOU R MESSAGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE AROUND CHILDREN!
Louise - posted on 06/16/2010
You go out there and find a life for yourselves whether it is through the church or local clubs. Try and join clases together just to get you out the house to meet new people and to kick start a social life. Hey make the most of your freedom before the grandchildren start to arrive and baby sitting duty takes over.
Sarah - posted on 06/12/2010
Be like newly weds again, think back to what you did before kids came along. Find something to do together whether its a trip or date night. Make a scrapbook of all the "new" adventures you to will do, and then when it comes time to look back you can show your kids what you did. The best part is being able to communicate again like a couple.
Tiffany - posted on 06/12/2010
HAVE FUN!!!! I can't wait til it's just hubby and I (I think). We can get up and go whenever we like and don't have to wait for the children to get ready or listen to them complain when they can't go. Have date nights, go for a walk after dinner, visi local attractions, etc... there is plenty you should be able to find to do together.Hope you find what interests you two and have fun.
Tanya - posted on 06/11/2010
Join some clubs, go watch movies, have dinner together, take yoga, take an art class, travel, go on a second honeymoon, start an "empty nest" club, volunteer, make a list of all the things you've wanted to do for the last several years and work through it, have get together with friends, get involved with church activities, and on, and on and on... lol ENJOY this time, you deserve it! :0)
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