That Crazy Man I Love {on special time together and routines}

Kindergarten, Kroger, gas station, home, work, home, Whataburger, Kroger, work, YMCA, home, Kroger, home – and that’s a light day of driving for me. Howard and I have finally found a way to get in some special time together amongst this crazy schedule.

Have I mentioned lately how much I drive around going from place to place either dropping off or picking up either Howard or Benjamin? I’m constantly on the move due to our one vehicle family and busy Kindergarten-Soccer playing boy and Howard’s crazy retail work schedule.

It’s difficult to find time to relax unless I’m at work in my cubicle or after Benjamin is asleep at 10pm. Even more so, it’s difficult to find time for Howard and I to find special time together where we can talk about life and marriage and what our next adventure will be.

special time together

However, we have decided that our special time together doesn’t have to be particularly special, such as a date night (although that would be nice) or dinner together (because that rarely happens anymore) and we can find that time in our daily routines.

Here’s how our day really looks:

7am – Either I wake up or Howard wakes me up and we work together to wake Benjamin up. One of us will get breakfast for the boy and he watches cartoons (Spongebob Squarepants) and eats while I shower and Howard has his coffee (actually, a Monster energy drink) and cigarette out on the porch.

7:15 – Howard gets Benjamin dressed and then makes his lunch while I get dressed and ready to go.

7:30 – We all head out the door to drop off Benjamin at Kindergarten where the ladies out front will almost fight over who gets to open his door for him. They call him Smiley because he is always ready to jump out of the car with a big smile on his face.

7:40 – Howard and I enjoy a cigarette and a drink (my first Monster drink) together as we drive to either Kroger or the gas station that has our favorite breakfast burritos (don’t worry, we don’t eat the tortilla, just the insides) then we drive home to drop off Howard until it’s time for him to go to work.

Sometimes we have to sit in the driveway for a few extra minutes to talk or just sit together, but usually it’s already time for me to be at work so I have to rush off. We chat together throughout the day through text messages and there’s a lot of “I love you” going on.

1:30 – I pick up Howard to get him to work. Now, he doesn’t have to be at work until 3, but I haven’t had lunch yet and this is more special time together that we take advantage of in our day. We drive to Whataburger where I get my favorite lunch ever – Apple and Cranberry Grilled Chicken Salad.

1:45 – We sit in the Kroger parking lot and just visit with each other. We might talk about what Howard will be doing at work or what I have already done at work. We might talk about my plans for the evening with Benjamin or we might just pinch, tickle, and play around until I get annoyed and tell him to get out. In any case, I have to be back at work by 2:30, but Kroger is just across the street from my work so it’s quite a bit of time together.

5 – I’m off work and go get Benjamin and we have OUR special time together doing homework, going to dinner or cooking dinner, or watching TV together.

9 – We pick up Howard from Kroger and our day ends. Unless Benjamin falls asleep quickly and then I get some extra extra special time together with my husband that I love so much!

Why I Love My Husband

{the never-ending list}


Now for more of my never-ending list

91. He helps me in the morning when I feel rushed by getting our boy ready for school and fixing his lunch.

92. He checks in on me throughout the day to make sure I’m having a great day. 

93. He wants to spend time with me, no matter how little or how long, just because he loves me.

94. He knows when I’m frustrated and will take over whatever task I’m trying to accomplish.

95. He looks forward to coming home to Benjamin and me every night, no matter how hard his day has been.

Happy Wives Club

I’m building this never-ending list every Thursday (even though they moved the linky to Monday once a month) with the Happy Wives Club. Sometimes, it will be mushy and sometimes it will be hilarious, but it will always be true.

How do you fit in special time together with your husband?


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