Post # 1
So I’m just curious, how do you and Darling Husband spend your evenings? We are both home by 6:30, I cook dinner, he does the dishes, go through mail, maybe do some laundry, read a magazine, watch some TV, go to bed, and it starts all over again!
We never do much during the week, sometimes dinner/drinks on Thursdays but that’s it.. When the weekend rolls around we clean the house, shop, hang with friends on occasion, watch movies & just relax.. Sometimes I get the feeling Darling Husband wishes we did more but to me that is plenty! So ladies, how do you and DH spend your evenings/free time?
Post # 3
we had to make an effort to spend more time together on weeknights instead of just sitting on our computers. basically we cook dinner together, hang out for a bit with no computers or tv, then we might watch something, then he studies and i read/go to bed!
Post # 4
@kitzy: Lately I feel we need to make more of an effort too.. I always go in the other room to watch my TV shows because we don’t like to watch a lot of the same ones.. I feel guilty when we are spending most of the evening in seperate rooms!
Post # 5
We don’t do much on the weekends. We both have school so I have class twice a week and my husband works on HW. Other than that, we make dinner, watch TV, do some cleaning, etc.
Post # 6
@Jerseygirl23:that’s exactly what we did! we had to set “us time” vs “me time” and so far it’s working out well. i would just talk to him about it, and i’m sure you can find a compromise that works for you.
Post # 7
@Jerseygirl23: Haha we do the same thing sometimes, depending what shows are on.
After work I usually go to the gym, and the boy starts dinner (I know..I’m spoiled!) so by the time we eat and clean up it’s usually around 8. We usually just watch tv for a few hours and go to bed around 11. Its really hard in the winter to get motivation to do anything else. In the summer we are way more active and will take walks or bike rides, do things outside in the yard, etc.
Post # 8
@Bostongrl25: It is SO hard in the winter! We live in an apartment so there is NOTHING to do… I can’t wait for spring to come so we can start going for walks again.
Post # 9
We are both home by 7pm – earlier if we are lucky. We cook, eat, sometimes watch TV, Darling Husband showers and then it’s time for bed. The evening goes by way too quick. We both wake up early (5am), so by 9pm, we are both pretty tired.
I’ve been trying to lose my post-wedding weight gain – so being really good about what I’m eating and getting enough sleep. It’s not really conducive to eating out, etc. I’ve been wanting to figure out something creative we could do that’s out of the norm – but, other than a walk post-dinner, we haven’t really figured out anything.
I was noticing we were getting into a watch TV habit… so sometimes I say ‘can we have a non-TV night’ – and then we just hang out and talk – try not to spend money 🙂 etc.
Post # 10
I usually get home around 5:30 and he is already there.. We make dinner and then its work out, tv, shower and bed.. However, lately we’ve been mixing it up by either a) going out to dinner, or b) going to a store for a little walk/errand once we get home.. one thing though, is that i have to make myself leave right when i get home or else i won’t ever…
Post # 11
@iheartnerdyboys: Yep, same here.. If I walk in the door it’s super hard to get me to leave again!
Post # 12
We actually don’t spend much time together 🙁 I work really early which makes me exhausted by 8:00. Sometimes FH doesn’t get home until that time so usually once he does get home he has enough time to tuck me in.
Post # 13
Depends on our work schedule and whether I go to the gym.
I get home between 6:30 and 8:30 depending on whether I go to the gym or not.
He gets home between 6:30 and 11pm depending on how late he has to work.
Sometimes I cook dinner and we eat together, sometimes we order in, and sometimes we go out.
Sometimes I go out for drinks/dinner with the girls and he works late or goes for drinks with the guys.
Usually we watch at least one recorded TV show together and then try to go to bed together.
We don’t really have a routine.
Post # 14
@Jerseygirl23: We are the same. We got a PVR as a wedding present so we do record some shows we both enjoy and we’ll try to watch 1 or 2 shows together a day.
We have to really get better at making, um, bedroom time … by the time we both head to the bedroom it is because we are ready to sleep ha.
Post # 15
We pretty much do what most of you do. By the time we both get home from work and make dinner (usually him), eat dinner, and clean up, it is almost 8:00. We may do a bit of laundry, or something like that. If we don’t have anything we HAVE to do, what we try to do most nights is watch what we’ve recorded on our DVR and snuggle for a bit on the couch before bedtime.
Post # 16
Darling Husband gets home from work at around 4. He tells me all about his day, then he goes to bed. He’ll read for about an hour, then go to sleep. I watch tv or read, eat dinner, wake him up between midnight and 1am. He’ll start grading papers or whatever it is he has to do, and I go to bed.
We don’t really spend a lot of time together during the week unless we go out to dinner.