As all parents know, your life completely changes once you have a baby. Um yeah, especially in the intimacy department, because now you can't just drop trou whenever and wherever you feel like it. Mainly since it would traumatize your children, but also, you find yourself consumed with a zillion other responsibilities, leaving kissy-kissy time with your partner further down on the list of priorities than you'd like.
Not that you ever could have imagined just how busy your life would become once you were a parent! For many of us, the reality of parenthood versus our expectations looks far different. For instance, I had no idea date nights with my hubby would be about as rare as lunar eclipses.
First, a look at parents' expectations:
Hahaha! Three times a week? Sorry, I just couldn't hold back a torrent of uncontrollable laughter. Again, my apologies.
And now, take a look at parents' reality, as per the poll:
Kinda takes the wind out of your sails, huh? But look, the reality is that having your own life after kids is challenging. That's why you absolutely have to put in more effort to stay connected to your partner, emotionally and physically. And if that happens to be while you're hiding in the closet, or in the bathroom, well, then so be it!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.