|I mean, seriously. Babeatron.|
This usually ends in me running late for whatever I was getting up for, but I still can't force myself to get out of bed on time to save my life. I'm assuming this is a common thing and I'm not merely a sap.
Dilemma #2: Separations for more than the workday. With Joel's new job, he'll be traveling for a weekend or two, up to a week, once or twice throughout the month. It hasn't happened yet (he only started there a few weeks ago), and I'm already planning 6947694437 things to do to keep myself occupied in his stead. I'm still not totally used to being with him all the time, but that's a good thing! It's new, fresh, and special, especially with our duet becoming a trio in t-minus 8 weeks (give or take). Do I feel silly telling him I've missed him at the end of a busy day with zero communication since he left? Most of the time, yes. Does it matter in the end? No. He's still getting used to coming home to more than his pet rabbit... and he probably likes it (Update: I asked him, and he does).
I'm working on a list of budget date night ideas, but this post is more or less me sharing my side of what looks like mere sappiness as a result of watching a billion romantic comedies in my lifetime. There is a method to my madness people; I see logic here.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is there is a lot of pressure on us to hurry up and be adults. We're married, starting a family, looking into home-ownership, working at jobs with actual vacation policies instead of summer breaks (well, he's working, but you get my point). We're still newlyweds and kids at heart, and I think that's ok. I'm no expert for for all of you other young newlyweds with big grown-up changes in the first year, I think it's ok to still be newlyweds. Build your blanket forts with courage. Send flirty texts to your spouse with no fear. We're still trying to figure it out. Who isn't?