For the last few Christmases, Charlie has given Christine, his wife of nearly 15 years, a very unique present. He calls it, “The Year of the Boos.” They both have very demanding careers and three young children. Some days, they barely have time to say hello, let alone energy and time for tons of great sex, romantic moments or extended conversations. They call each other “Boo.” The gift has been that Charlie would plan a surprise date every month for the entire year. Twelve special dates. Some are low key. Some are totally romantic and magical. But they're a surprise and they're pulled off each month without fail (even if they have to be moved around occasionally).
year, they're doing it a little differently. Christine is also planning some of the dates. This way, Charlie get surprised from
time to time too! Charlie and Christine see their marriage as a
partnership and as Charlie says, “maintaining a good balance means
that they are both looking out for each other, actively and
dates do a few things. They make Christine feel like a queen. She
gets to take off her “family and work manager” hat and just
relax. She gets to be a sexy happy woman as opposed to tired, "pulled-in-every-direction mom” For Charlie, he loves to plan
and create special experiences. It gives him a chance to focus
totally on his wife and their relationship. He gets to be her hero.
And this year, he's looking forward to being surprised and receiving
her special attention too, which he needs just as much!
why is this so important and why am I sharing it with you?
this isn't a story about how a couple should have more date nights.
Not really anyway. It's about a MINDSET for your marriage. This is
what the “Year of the Boos” is really about:
How will you change or enhance the story about your marriage this year? What positive experiences with your partner do you look forward to this year?