Did you know that August every year is Romance Awareness month. Well I didn’t, not until I came across it on Trista’s (Domestic Momster) blog.
Got me thinking – So I’m not a slushy hearts and flowers sort of person.
I don’t need or expect big romantic gestures (although chocolates will always go down well no matter what – mentioned just in case Mr D is having a nosey at the blog).
Asked myself a few questions….
- What is romance?
- Am I romantic?
- Is Mr D romantic?
- Do we make enough effort, time and opportunity for romance?
We both do the little everyday stuff which is a general part of our lives together, we hold hands, we cuddle up on the sofa, I love you is said a lot. Those things are part of who we are, the type of couple we are and the relationship we share (nice stuff & niggles detailed in a previous post). Surely all of that is classed as romance. But would I say we go above and beyond these… not on a regular basis.
- Do we need to?
- Are we taking our relationship for granted?
- Are we taking each other for granted?
- Would a bit of extra ‘Romance Awareness’ now and again go amiss in keeping the fire burning bright in our relationship.
Probably not, certainly couldn’t hurt.
I am pretty action orientated, bull by the horns so to speak. So with Romance Awareness Month in mind and it being a child free Sunday (they were off at their dads) – a perfect opportunity to inject a bit of ‘romance’ in to the glorious warm day.
What could be
easier better (am meant to be making an effort, easy shouldn’t come in to it!) than a picnic in the park together. Me, him, picnic blanket – spot on. Sunday is Church day, but today, romance was coming first, so left church early, picked up a few bits and put together a couple of his favourite picnic foods – namely tiger bread and cheese, jumped in the car and headed off to Shibden Park.
As busy as it was (given its a family friendly place, lots of open grass and the sun was cracking the flags, it was hardly suprising), we found a nice spot, laid out together and watched the world go by.
Food, followed by chat, followed by a bit more food, and a lot more chatting.
I approached the subject of ‘Romance’ cautiously – expecting to be met with the rolling of eyes and a response of ‘all that fuss and nonsense’, but he was actually quite receptive. Especially as I put to him we could have a little romance competition for the month, see who can get in the most ‘random acts of romance’ before the end of August – my dear husband is THE MOST competitive person I know (well, him and his brother!).. so this was pretty much a sure way of getting him involved. But we’ll see, as we know the saying and the doing are totally different things! I also said we could have a prize for the most inventive gesture – that should be interesting.
So I am now trawling looking for romantic ideas other than the usual stuff we do as part of our ‘ordinary’ Daly lives
IDEAS – GRATEFULLY RECEIVED!
Over the next 3 weeks I’m going to update on our ‘randmom acts of romance’ – lets see where it takes us. Sick buckets may well be needed – pre-warning issued.
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