Meet friends of Lunya, Angela and Paul. We’ve known them for a while and have always respected how even as working parents with two kids, they still manage to make space for their marriage. We went into the bedroom with them to find out how they make time to “date,” why it’s a good idea to keep bathroom stuff for later in the relationship, and why they’re so fun both in bed and out.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR PARTNER'S FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOU WAS?
A: “She’s super hot.”
P: “He’s pretty good-looking but there’s a lot of work to do with that wardrobe.”
TRADE LIVES WITH EACH OTHER FOR ONE DAY...WHAT DO YOU THINK IT CONSISTS OF?
A: Paul wakes up at 7:30am, is awesome and goes in to feed our son Cooper, takes a shower, remembers to shave, plays poker on his phone, has breakfast, thinks about when he is going for a run, takes both kids to school, drives to work listening to That’s the Way I Heard It podcast by Mike Rowe, works, reads ESPN on his phone occasionally, thinks about when he is signing up for his next marathon, gets home, walks in the door and takes over on kid duty with whichever of our kids is being more difficult, puts our 4-year-old daughter Zoe to bed, helps with whatever housework needs to get done (dishes, laundry folding, walking our dog, etc.), we go to bed OR sometimes he works out in the garage in the evening before coming to bed.
P: Angela wakes up at 6:15am, assuming her alarm goes off. She has the only phone in the world that at least 2x per week has a silent alarm. Despite taking a lot longer to get herself ready (and usually running late), she always finds time to help either of the kids and sometimes even make a delicious breakfast before heading out the door. She kills it at work everyday with people that don’t even report to her coming up to her as if she’s their manager and getting help with any issues they have. She leaves early by most people’s standards but no one cares because she’s so good at what she does. She then comes home to start her second job: picking up the kids at daycare, making them dinner, and packing for school the next day. When I get home later in the evening, my first indication as to how her day went is whether or not she already poured herself some wine or if she waited for me.
WHAT'S ONE THING YOU HELD BACK FROM YOUR PARTNER IN THE EARLY STAGES?
A: Definitely farting/pooping/bathroom decorum.
P: Bathroom humor. It’s probably a good thing we didn’t combine these two until we were further into our relationship.
WHAT'S ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU AS A COUPLE (IN BED)?
A + P: Nothing. Anything anyone assumes is probably fairly accurate. We’re as fun in bed (if not more fun) than we are in real life.
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