I want romance, excitement, thrills!
And I am tired of waiting for my husband of almost 16 years to make the first move, so I decided to take action. First, I searched the Internet for "Ways to spice up a marriage". Personally, I thought the advice was pretty lame and generic:
1. Go on a date. Unfortunately, my idea of a date and my husband's idea of a date differ greatly. I want to dress up and go to a restaurant with a view and live music. My husband would be happy with Denny's or microwave popcorn and an Adam Sandler D.V.D.
2. Do something nice for your spouse. I think I do nice things for him all the time. Does making dinner count? I washed his car once. Oh, I always fold his underwear, although I rarely put it away for him. I could work on that one.
3. Wear sexy lingerie. It doesn't fit anymore.
I had to think out of the box on this one. When my husband came home from work I asked him to name 3 extracurricular activities that he would like to do, thinking I could incorporate at least one of those into a surprise weekend get-a-way.
He cocked his head to the side, a sign that he was putting real thought into his answers. (My plan could actually work!) Then, he said, "Skydiving. I would really like to go skydiving again, but it's really expensive."
Okay, that was only the first one and I was definitely not doing that.
He continued. "Dirt bike riding would be fun. Yeah, dirt bike riding," he said, starting to smile.
"And camping, I guess."
"What about beer?" I asked. "You like to drink beer, right?"
"Yeah," he said. "You could drink wine while I drink beer."
Now we were getting somewhere.
At least I have a starting point. After this post I am going to research campgrounds near wineries. Maybe I will even bring the dirt bikes.
But skydiving is out of the question.