Romance Wednesday: Be Adventurous!
My husband is a loner at heart. He’s an only child and although he does well in social settings, he’s most content being at home in front of his mistress…the computer. Hey, I married geek – what can I say?! I, on the other hand, love to be out and about, chatting it up with people. That’s why I’m a blogger!
Because he’s such a loner it’s been hard at times to get him excited about doing things outside of the house. We live in Southern California – the entertainment capital of the world – and yet we often stay at home on the weekends. What a tragedy! So, over the course of our marriage I’ve learned to simply take the reigns in the ‘activity’ department and find things for us to do together as a couple and also now as a family.
This summer I made a “Summer Activity List” of things I wanted us to do. You already know how much I love lists!
I wrote about five things on the marker board in our room without saying a word, because I knew the visual would be enough for him to ‘get it.’ Then after a couple of days I mentioned the list and suggested we started setting dates to do the activities.
Here’s a list of places I have on the list for us to visit:
- The Grammy Museum
- The Griffith Observatory
- The California African American Museum
- The Orange County Fair
All of these things are very inexpensive, if not free and relatively child friendly. We went to the Grammy Museum last Friday and had an awesome time! That place was made just for someone like me!
It’s always so rewarding for me when my husband turns to me on our way home and says: “Thanks babe, for planning for us to do stuff. I had a good time.”
You’re welcome, sweetie…you’re welcome.