Quality Time

We’ve actually touched on this before, but figured we could revisit.   Quality time.

This past weekend, my husband and I spur of the moment (kind-of), decided to go out of town.  And, it made me extremely anxious to leave the girls for the first time.  Also, extremely anxious to do something spur of the moment.  I’m a “Type A-plan ahead” kinda gal.

The last time my husband and I went away together out of state was when I was 5-months-pregnant.  We stayed at a bed and breakfast and played  the board game Life far too many times. And, I complained the entire way up a mountain. We created memories though.

That’s the foundation of any relationship—the moments you create together—that morph into lasting memories.  They serve as a testament to things like: Love, Loyalty, Friendship, Honesty, etc.

My friend said, “I’ve decided this year, for your gift I’m going to watch the girls for a weekend.”

“Really? That’s actually sounds perfect!”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard how crucial it is for couples to have a date night, and so many of my friends do.  Trust me I’ve tried to make that a weekly thing, but darn the exhaustion of kids.   I’m not gonna lie, we’ve been slacking hardcore in the date night department. Our mini retreat was a way to get back all those missed dinner dates and  create more lasting memories to fuel those abstract concepts.

If there is one truth in this world that I am certain about—it’s that quality time (no matter with a spouse, offspring, or friend) is fundamental to the core essence of being human. Especially and maybe even  more so in this day and age.


  • Jonathan Strong
    Posted at 08:53h, 03 January Reply

    You’re completely right here. When I started my own business I made it critical to have my time management down and make time for my partner and my family. Around half of the mentors I’ve had along this journey have ended up with broken homes or families on their path to success and that’s something that I could not accept as routine for myself. Taking the time to plan a random COSI trip with the kids, or a date night or even just a night in doing some of our favorite activities (including playing Dominion) are some of my most fun times of the week.

    • columbusstories
      Posted at 16:37h, 03 January Reply

      Thanks for your comment Jonathan, we agree! And also love the COSI trips!

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