Cheers to the freakin’ weekend…

It’s Friday. If you’re a new mom like me, Friday probably doesn’t really mean anything to you anymore because our world is just ground hogs day, every day. 
Some of you may be super excited because that may mean that your spouse will be home for a couple of days to spend time with you and your family. And selfishly, maybe even more important than that, help you! Let’s be real, you thought that too. 
My husband Pete is not off on the weekends but he does go into work late and that’s enough help for me to be happy about! I will wake up doing a happy dance that I get to go run out for a couple of hours by myself if I need/want to because he can be home with the baby. It’s just so nice to run into walgreens and actually have it be “running in”. Getting my nails done makes me really happy, it always has (I’ve never seen my mom without her nails done & she started taking me at a young age-blame her). 
I hope you get to get a little alone time this weekend, get a couple of hours of extra sleep if you need it, and an extra set of hands from your spouse and some quality family time. 
BUT…I have a weekend challenge for you.Spend a little time with your spouse one on one. Even if you’re not a new mama but your busy life hasn’t allowed you to give your spouse the TLC he/she deserves, I urge you stop and take some time to block everything else out and accept my challenge. 
My challenge does not involve getting a babysitter, getting dolled up, going out, or cost any money. 
I have attached a link to something that a friend of mine shared with me years ago. My husband and I did this and I felt like it was such a great way to talk a little more, dig a little deeper, and get to know each other better because it forced us to have discussions we normally didn’t and I was so surprised to learn more about the man I thought I knew like the back of my hand. 
In a nutshell (although the link will explain more), psychologist Arthur Aron created a series of 36 questions that are broken into three sets which intend to become more probing than the previous series before. It takes anywhere from 30 minutes to however long you ramble for. If your spouse isn’t a big talker like mine and gives short answers, ask him/her more about his answer and explain your thought process for your answers as well. 
I hope that you and your spouse can take an hour or so to yourselves, reconnect and enjoy a little at home date night together with this challenge. I’d love feedback after you do it, let me know what you think! 

36 Questions to fall in love
Find joy in all of your journey,
Leanne, Spoiled Milk

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