It was not that important before the kids were born. We spent the whole day (well, the time when my Husband was home 😉 ) together anyways. But when our daughter was born, me- being a totally scared new mom – I was scared to let go of her even for a minute. It seemed as if not because of a big love in my heart, but a total fear that something bad will happen if I lay her down, if I do not hold her… My Husband took her of my arms, tucked her safely in her bassinet, made tea for both of us… “We have to have some time for us”-he said.
He put something on the plate, was it cheese and crackers? I can’t remember… We sat down on the couch, turned TV on, had the snack, drank tea and chatted about some little things.
And thus a tradition was born. To the point that even if we do spend the day together, or are exhausted after a very busy day – we still sit down with the cup of tea and a snack (a curse for me, whenever I try to lose weight 🙂 ) in the evening.