Nick and I recently got the chance to go on vacation. Alone. For the first time since our honeymoon. Four years ago.
We had five days of child-free heaven. Yes, we missed our kids, but this was the first time we had had a chance to miss our kids.
A friend of mine asked me how I could possibly leave my babies. The truth is, it wasn't hard to leave them because we needed it and so did they. While Nick and I were on vacation, my boys got some quality time with their grandparents and got to do all the fun stuff that we won't let them do.
The thing about having small children is, it can be really easy to forget your spouse in the everyday madness of keeping your wits about you (or not, in my case). You become Mama and little more. The same things happens to your spouse. Time away from our kids reminded us that there was a time that it was just us and we had fun. It also reminded us that there was a time that we could exist in a room without toys and crumbs everywhere.
My point is, it is important to remember that your spouse is more than just a parent. It also helps to remember that you are more than a parent too.