I'm writing this post insanely late today! It's been pretty crazy figuring out how to balance everything while working at home. And I'm still working on trying to figure out how to schedule myself correctly. So let's dive into today's post, even if it is super late!
Welcome to Wife Talk Wednesday!
There are many things that can be hard when you first get married. A giant transition for those of us who didn't move in together before marriage is figuring out how to share our living space with this crazy boy who I've now vowed to deal with my entire life.
Some things are extremely easy! Working together to put together your new place. Figuring out when to go grocery shopping and what you're going to eat.
And some things are way more difficult. Like figuring out a bathroom schedule. Dealing with a morning person when you are a night owl (or vice versa). And figuring out what you are both gonna do together or apart in your free time.
Before Simeon and I were married, I thought I knew what Simeon did with his free time. And then we got married and were together 24/7 except for work and class. Then I realized how much time Simeon and I didn't actually spend together.
Suddenly, we had all this time to spend together. Those hours between waking up and having to be somewhere. The time in between classes or in between class and work. And all those late night hours.
As a newlywed, I thought it would be obvious that we just do everything else that we had always done together, but then I realized that all those activities weren't going to be enough.
My Simeon is a pretty big nerd. He loves gaming of any kind. On his computer. On his phone. On our Wii. And don't forget board games as well! And I knew this! His bachelor part was hosted at a gaming place with other gamer friends in Omaha where they played board games and computer games all night long.
So I quickly realized that one of the best ways to be able to spend time together would be to join in!
When we first got married, Simeon's game of choice was League of Legends. It has honestly been a lot of fun to play together (we are both very competitive) and to have him teach me. We were able to bond over learning the lingo, working as a team together ( I would play the carry and Simeon would be my support *insert heart emoji's here*), and we were to be healthily competitive with each other as well!
5 Reason's Why You Should Game Too
1|| You get to spend even more time with your husband.
2|| Gaming is a great stress reliever (and it is more fun to end a debate with who wins a game than a screaming match!)
3|| It's a different way to learn to be a team together.
4|| You look pretty cool to your husband's friends.
5|| It's actually really, really fun!!