Sex after kids isn’t impossible, but it certainly is a challenge.
Aside from dealing with the logistics of having little ones in the house, it’s also difficult to feel sexy after a long day of caregiving. When my kids finally go to sleep at night, for example, romance is usually the last thing on my mind. What I really crave is a nice glass of wine and some time to myself!
That said, it’s important to set aside time for our partners. This mom tried to arrange a steamy shower date with her husband, but what ended up happening is hilariously familiar. What follows is her own words.
“Omg! I am not sure when the last time we actually had sex when the kids were up?! We (I) fed the family, washed the kids, brushed their teeth, put jammies on them, and tucked the kiddos in bed early. I ran to the bedroom, turned off Blippi, and turned on romantic music. Found the lighter from my two-year-old’s birthday party and got the dust-covered candles lit.”
“I attempted to be sexy, ignoring my postpartum naked body society frowns upon. I know he loves every inch of me. We get into the warm shower that is quickly losing heat because my kids took most of the hot water. Kissing passionately in our shower, we seem to hear phantom cries of our children about every 30 seconds.”