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Fun Things to Do When Married

What are some fun things to do when married? After years of being single and racing motorcycles, hang gliding, traveling in Africa and South America, I have found that being married and having a family makes everything else appear rather lame. I know, I'm a guy, and hanging out at a sports bar is supposed to be the highlight of my life, right? I hate TV. I'd rather play the sport. Indicating that I'm a doer.

So what are the things I do in my marriage to have fun?

1. Dance night. Close the curtains and volume up the hip hop, we get this the energy up and dance like people who were not made to dance. But it's funny. At first. Then the groove sets in and everybody is quietly enjoying the vibe.

2. Crazy yelling screaming laughing. Oh, one of my favorites here. With my shorts on, running through the house making awful sounds, pounding on my chest, making faces. The kids love this more than pancakes. My wife gets tickled here, because she's a little slow out of the gate. But once everybody is suitably out of control, the laughter gets louder and louder.

3. Buying inordinately expensive cheese and wine. Kids are asleep, got a movie in mind, make a stop at the store for some adult goodies. Spend a little more than is necessary to really get the taste buds ramped-up. Then enjoy the yum.

4. The news is so boring and caustic. Anything to get people to take sides. So we takes sides. Sides we wouldn't ordinarily take. The voices. The facial expressions. And then the fun sets in. You never know what you're going to say, but it is usually good for a lot of laughter.

5. Anybody can pack up the family and go to a park, head to the zoo, or go for a bike ride together. But what if all the plastic and stuffed animals were brought out and a village was created? This is tons of fun. Everybody develops their characters, situations are created and resolved, and this can go on for days.

6. My wife and I love any activity that pits country against country. For instance, soccer, the Olympics, motorcycle racing. So no matter what time of day the event is on, we partake. And we take sides. And we throw popcorn at each other, we ridicule each other's team, we let the energy rage. All in good sport.

In the end, I think marriage and family gets boring for some, but for me, after 11 years, it's getting better and better. The neighbors probably hate us, but we have loads of fun. And I love it when my son says, "That was the greatest day ever." We take the chances necessary to avail ourselves to that type of result. Even when we fail, we all end up piled up on each other laughing. So I have decided that marriage can be fun.


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Dale you are a right royal character! I think your wife must be a special person and your personality is infectious! Lucky kids to have a happy dad!

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you, Heather. That was very sweet and made smile.

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  about 8 years ago

I just finished running through the house, roaring like a lion with my granddaughters. Before it was over, they were chasing me. it was hilarious. Then I saw you talking about chasing your children. You gave a lot of good creative ideas.

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  about 8 years ago
Ai Hoon  

I've been married 2 years now and I think having fun together keeps the relationship alive and healthy. What with work stress and recession looming, having a strong bond between husband and wife is crucial to overcome the turbulent times. I definitely think a marriage won't survive if all it does is to work on trying to cope instead of having time set aside to 'play'. Thanks for the ideas :)

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you for the comment, Ai. I agree - there are many "stresses" that challenge even the best relationships. Having clean fun helps minimize the impact.

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  about 8 years ago
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