Welcome to week seven of the Saturday Spark! Hopefully you will take the challenge and let everyone know how it is going in the comments section below.
Last Week’s Challenge
So, how did everyone do with the week 5 challenge – Double Date? Were you able to fit in two date nights this week? Did you find the links helpful in getting ideas? Remember, you can always get more ideas on my Pinterest Board: Date Night Ideas. My husband and I were able to fit in two nights! One night I met him after work at an upscale Chinese restaurant and we had a huge feast…Wonton Soup to fortune cookies. Since the weather here has been so beautiful, we took our other date outside. We sat out on our deck while our dog played in the backyard (consists of sniffing and the occasional digging). We talked for a long time and just enjoyed the weather. It was so relaxing!
This Week’s Challenge – Break Tradition
For this week’s challenge you need to think about the things that each of you do on a regular basis. For example, my husband takes out the trash, does the dishwasher, takes care of the cars and picks up the doggy doo-doo in the yard (yuck!). I do the food shopping, cook dinner, do the laundry, pack his lunch and setup the coffee each night. These are just a few of the things that we do for each other, or for us as a couple.
Most couples fall into a routine where each person has their duties. It may not even be spoken. I have never told my husband he has to take out the trash, but I am glad that he does. These duties may have come about due to necessity. My husband works outside the home and doesn’t get back early enough to make dinner at a reasonable hour, so I do the cooking. Since we have these routines, it can sometimes be taken for granted. One spouse may feel like the other doesn’t do as much—and get frustrated. Most likely, if we were to try breaking tradition by doing our spouse’s chores, we would realize just how much they actually do.
The 03.17.2012 Challenge
So, your challenge this week is to break tradition and switch some of your chores or duties with your spouse. It doesn’t have to be everything, but try trading a few to remind you what it is like to have to complete that task. This should make for a very interesting study! I am not looking forward to picking up doggy doo-doo!
Let us know how it goes – write a comment below or blog about your week and include your link in your comment (feel free to use the button above on your blog with a link back to this post).
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Sneak peak at next week’s Saturday Spark… Remember Your Wedding.