Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 10 Second Rule

And NO, I am not talking about when you drop food on the floor and you have 1o seconds to pick it up before it becomes contaminated! My husband and I have our own 10 second rule. Every day you must participate in AT LEAST ONE 10 second rule. If one partner chooses to execute a 10 second rule both partners must engage in kissing, hugging, a back rub, gazing into each other's eyes, etc. Basically you must concentrate and show affection to your partner for 10 seconds in a row with no interruptions. This includes but is not limited to: no dog squeezing his way in between you, no gazing at the dirty dishes wondering when the cleaning fairy will appear, and no ball game on mute in the background! If any interruption shall occur your 10 seconds starts all over again. Now sometimes such an act may seem "silly" to you and your partner. If laughter should erupt, it is okay because you are still engaging in each others attention in a positive light. If you or your partner have had a particularly difficult day the 10 second rule becomes even more crucial. The purpose of the rule is to show each other how much you appreciate the other; even if the day has been stressful! It's the little things in life that mean the most like holding your partner close, saying I love you after an argument, or laughing so hard at each other's jokes that you snort!

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