Steem Women club Engagement Contest | Fun Activities with Loved Ones |
It is a common notion that couples who spend more time or do activities together have a more durable relationship.
I believe that excess of everything is bad. Doing things together makes a couple closer and forms a kinship. However, an individual sometimes needs space of his/her own. It is important to let your partner breathe and not suffocate with your presence round the clock.
According to my personal experience, I feel more gratitude towards my husband after spending some time apart. That doesn't mean, I don't enjoy spending time with him. It means that in his absence, I realize and feel his true importance in my life.
Before I drift away further from the topic, I must confess that I am lucky to have a partner with whom I share many interests. We have a lot of common hobbies and activities that we enjoy doing together. We picked some hobbies from each other but mostly we had similar hobbies even before we got married.
I will share a few of our favorite activities and hobbies here...
We both had this hobby since our childhood. During the initial days of the relationship, the excitement was mutual when we learned that we both are readers and most importantly enjoy the same genres.
I remember the first gift, I received from my husband (then fiance) was a hardcover edition of the newly released "Inferno" by Dan Brown. It was the most thoughtful and romantic gift I ever got.
We both are Potterheads and last winter we read together all seven books again. It was so much more fun reading together with him. Discussing characters and the story all over again. At that time my second-born was just 3 months old.
With kids, it's quite challenging to continue such hobbies but we still manage it.
There was a time, we were movie and season fanatics. We watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Game of Thrones, and The Big Bang Theory like crazies.
Now kids don't spare the TV or give us privacy to watch something. We are quite strict about the content our kids watch.
A few days ago, we got lucky and got the TV to ourselves. We watched an old movie, Serendipity which was quite a good watch. I mostly love watching light rom-com movies with him.
We both are fond of beautiful architecture, historical places, and nature. This is the reason, we don't let go of any opportunity to visit new places.
We try to do different activities on our travel trips like archery, shooting or water sports.
I have a water phobia but still, I tried doing snorkeling with him once on Churna Island in the Indian Ocean. It's not my favorite activity and the memory still haunts me but I tried it just because my husband loves it.
Cooking is one activity that we do together most frequently. The reason being my husband is a great chef. He didn't know how to cook when we got married but over the years, he has developed some great culinary skills.
When he's home, he does the most of cooking and we also try to cook together.
We are great cooking partners in the kitchen. I hate chopping and he's a pro. The way he uses the knife to cut stuff is very professional.
I like to be on the battlefield ( near the stove) doing the actual cooking and he likes to do the prep part.
Therefore, cooking becomes more fun with him in the kitchen.
We also love to try different cuisines and often try to replicate our favorite dishes at home.
We also play Chess, Scrabble or CrossWords sometimes. We end up fighting because he always wins especially in Chess. 😂
That's all I can think of today. I'm not used to sharing this sort of content, I somehow managed it today. XD