Did you know it’s National Boyfriend Day today?  No?  I didn’t either until I saw today’s #Blogtober18 prompt.

To answer many people’s next question, National Girlfriends Day is apparently August 1st.


Cowgirlfriend and cowboyfriend

Quite why someone decided that Valentine’s Day or your first date anniversary wasn’t enough to celebrate I don’t know.  Maybe someone’s mum didn’t teach them that sharing is nice and they wanted an it’s all about me day on top of their birthday?

Daddy Malpi and I actually share a birthday so perhaps I shouldn’t be so cynical about the possibility of an all about me day although I’d have to wait until next September for Wife Appreciation Day whereas he’s only have six months for Husband Appreciation Day in April.  And we already have our first date anniversary then so, sorry dear, that month’s already spoken for.


The day he stopped being a boyfriend or fiance and became a husband

We’re very much a quintet rather than a couple at the moment though and have managed about two date afternoons and one date night in the last six years since the minis started arriving.

Perhaps that’s another reason I should welcome any opportunity to put us as a duo in the spotlight a bit more often – after all the mini Malpi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for us major Malpi – but that’s often easier said than done and most of the time I’d probably just settle for being able to finish a conversation with each other never mind anything more logistically complicated than that.

In a few weeks we will be celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary which means 2019 will be a marital milestone for us – perhaps if we start organising now we could add a second date night to our post-minis’ tally?

How do you make time for yourselves as a couple within your larger family unit?  Let us know in the comments below…

Could Microdating be the answer?  Clare and Paul try it out over on Emmy’s Mummy.