Yesterday was day 1 of Lifetime’s 7 Days of Sex Challenge. We were supposed to follow the prompt: Anything Goes! Using one item from our survival kit, we were supposed to have fun with it and see what happened.
Okay, I am going to keep it real here and just be honest.
I had a crappy day. So did my husband.
Not only did hubs have a crappy day, he had a long day – his first 14 hour work day in years. While he was sitting at work doing some top secret military stuff, I was sitting in a Catholic church (that mostly spoke Spanish…and I don’t speak Spanish) for two hours listening to directions for my future god-daughter’s confirmation for this weekend.
Working 14 hour days and sitting in church for two hours…and getting home at 9:45 pm after being up since 5:30/6:00 am?!
That didn’t exactly put us in the mood for romance.
All I wanted to snuggle with was my pillow.
So what happened?
I made the commitment to the 7 Days of Sex Challenge and I tried to keep in mind that this is exactly what the challenge is all about – making time for your partner even when you’ve had a crappy day, even when you’re tired…even when you don’t really want to.
The only thing we ended up doing with our survival kit last night was look through it and talk about our plans for the week – a date night, using bubble bath one night, ordering some wine from Wine.com…
So we shut the bedroom door at 10 pm and we carved out a few special moments for each other…
And it was wonderful.
Today I started thinking about how many times I have shrugged off my husband’s advances because I was too tired or just not in the mood. What was I thinking?!
We went into this last night doing it because we felt a responsibility to do it because of the challenge. But we both agreed afterwards that we were happy we did – and we meant it.
I am curious, how often do you say yes even when you don’t feel like it, and end up having a great time?
I have to remember to keep this lesson in mind in the future…
And I have to remember to order that wine!
If you haven’t checked out Lifetime’s 7 Days of Sex show yet, check it out! And if you are a bit adventurous like me…take the challenge for yourself!
I received a survival kit to use while I participate in Lifetime’s 7 Days of Sex Challenge, but all opinions are my own!