Chris and I are both introverted, so we need some solitary time to feel rested and ready to face life. As you can imagine, time alone is hard to come by in such close quarters. As part of our small-living lifestyle, and to keep our marriage on track, we've committed to making sure that "me time" happens for each other by taking turns getting out of the house with our daughters.
This evening, Chris is taking Sunshine and Sweetheart to a local park where they are getting in some playtime with Nana and Papa. A couple of times a week, I take the girls to the library or to local children's events or museums or even just the grocery store. This alone time is part of our weekly schedule, and it's a big part of what keeps us sane while sharing such small quarters.