My husband and I love bedtime. I’m not just talking about when the kids go to bed,
although that bedtime is pretty kick ass I’m talking about when WE go to bed. That time when we take off all our clothes, smile at each other from across the bed, slide between the cool sheets, press our naked bodies against each other, kiss each other tenderly, and fall asleep. It doesn’t matter what time we go to bed, that is typically the routine. We love our bed. We love to go to sleep.
Fast forward to the morning. Unless my husband has to go to work early, I am typically up before him. On the weekends, I get a good 2-3 hour headstart. He loves to sleep in on the weekends and I love to enjoy a house where no one talks to me for several hours. All in all, we have a great bedtime routine. From PM to AM, we rock the hell out of sleeping. There’s just one problem, all this sleep leaves very little time for the sex.
We will joke around after work about having a little hankie pankie after the kids go to bed. We will steal passionate kisses in the kitchen and grab each other’s butts. I will deliver my best porn star one liner and he will give a little growl and pull me close. We tease. We flirt. We even wink at each other. But when it’s time for bed, we typically go right to sleep.
Every now and then we will muster the energy to compensate our marriage after the sun goes down, but it really takes a lot of energy. My husband plows in the winter. All the snow plowing leaves very little time in general to plow me. When there is time, I’m generally too lazy because…I’m not really sure why, I’m just lazy.
Either way, the chances of the night time vertical tango are slim to none. When it does happen, it’s either with the lights off or with blaring LEDs. Both are equally unappealing. That brings us to morning sex, which is even rarer.
15 to 30 minutes of stanky bodies smooshed together while trying not to breath on each other because no one likes the smell of cat shit in the morning. Then you add in trying to be active before coffee.
All in all, we fail at the whole sex thing. That is unless it’s the middle of the day. It’s the weekend and the kids are running around outside and around the neighborhood. It’s also known as the best time to sneak away for a roll in the hay. As soon as the kids run out the front door, we are naked in bed. Afternoon showers on a Saturday afternoon quickly turn into a quick vertical sport session. It’s that time of the day where the words “I did the laundry,” become seductive. Where the sounds of the dishwasher gets the juices flowing. It’s also the only time during the day where we are utterly exhausted or running around to some random sports event for the kids. Day off during the week? We are naked by the time the kids step on the bus.
It took us some time, but we finally realized we are day sex people. This means that when we are older we wont have to rearrange our sex schedule to go to BINGO or watch our programs on TV. It also means that if one of us injures a hip during our bed sheet rodeo, we will still have time to go to the doctors without having to wait until the next day. It’s all about planning, my friends. It’s also all about getting an adequate amount of sleep.
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Loved this piece. And I’m going to reread it and take a shot for every creative euphemism for sex you use. Day sex is awesome. For a couple of women I’ve dated it really takes them out of their comfort zone as they like in the dark, no light at all sex so unless you have black out curtains or their eyes got dilated day sex shows everything and I love it.
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And there’s nothing like leaving the house with the “I just got laid” face!
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My kids – well, most every night, they work their way into our bed. So, night time sex . . . well, it just really isn’t in the books. And we are *never* home, during the day, without the kids *right there*.
So, I’m sad to say that I’ve become an EARLY MORNING sexer. I get up, walk the dogs, and come back. Assuming that the outside temperatures don’t leave me too cold to touch (and, with that, the reality of shrinkage), and assuming that Duffy is awake, and assuming that we don’t have something pressing that we need to get done before getting out of the door . . . maybe then.
Heck, even if we end up with a night where the kids are spending the night with someone else, we’ll forego evening nookie — adulting is hard. and tiring. Morning sex can make you feel rejuvenated.
Glad you are doing well.