Last week was a weird one for me. I saw my son graduate high school and my daughter graduate junior high.
Time is flying by.
Being a parent has been my identity and focus for so many years. My wife and I sacrifice a lot for them and out of the joy in our hearts. But the fact is, soon it going to be just us and then what?
I mean, we used to go out and have fun but really over the past several years our going out is usually to performance of our of kids or a school event. Not a bad thing at all but that was what our social life kind of consisted of.
So we thought we should probably find some things to do just for us. Like a hobby or something that the two of us can focus on.
Without further ado I am proud to announce that my wife and I signed up for Salsa dance class at our city community center and our first class is tonight.
I don't eat salsa and I have never danced it either but I am willing to try. Whenever I see older couples getting their dance on I get so inspired. I want to be that old guy with the smooth moves while my wife gets to make all the other ladies jealous that their man has two left feet.
Well, it may not be that great but I know if we are doing it together it will be fun. Not to mention the benefit of exercise!
As a parent you should focus on your kids. But the fact is that your relationship with your spouse is just as important and when the kids are off doing their own thing and you are left with someone you really having had all to yourself in 20 something years it can be difficult. Better to start now and get a plan for the future.
A plan to have fun together, exercise together, laugh together, and just be together.
Now where to find a ruffle shirt and maracas?