By: Christina Neil
My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this weekend, and for the first time in three years, we were able to leave children and work behind and just enjoy our time together.
Honestly, I felt guilty dropping my 3-year-old daughter off with her Aunt Ali before hopping on a plane for a much needed long weekend away. I didn’t feel too guilty for long though as we enjoyed a romantic weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was a welcome reprieve from all of our winter weather. Of course, it was still too cold to go into the water but we enjoyed walking along the beach and waking up to beautiful sunrises outside our beachfront room.
But strangely, the activity that reconnected us most wasn’t those moonlit beach walks or classy, romantic dinners; it was our visit to Medieval Times.
My husband saw that there was one nearby and had enjoyed it when he’d gone as a kid so he convinced me, a skeptic from the start, to go.
For those unfamiliar with Medieval Times, it is a combination of a dinner and jousting show. You get separated into teams to cheer for individual knights. You eat all of your food with your hands.
To me it sounded weird and childish–and it was. But it was also super fun! We got to yell and cheer; I was even thrown a flower by one of the knights. We also bought an axe for my husband’s man-cave. It sparked conversation and laughter for us. We got to forget that we were adults with responsibilities for a few hours and just be kids again. We got to be carefree and enjoy our marriage and each other.