I am resolving to make my sex life a "10" in 2010.
Diana Landen: It's never too late to make New Year's resolutions for your sex life. Mine are simple.
1. I will buy new underwear.
Rumor has it people buy new underwear when they are having an affair. I want to have an affair with my husband. New underwear sounds like a good start.
I'm not talking about anything fancy and expensive. I'm just going to trash the stuff with stains and holes.
Frankly, I'm not sure my husband will notice. I'm fairly sure he won't bother to compliment my new underwear. But at least he won't notice me wearing rags the next time we make love.
2. I will plan kid-free romantic getaways.
Want to know the secrets of couples who still have good sex lives after children? According to the book And Baby Makes Three, the lucky couples touch each other affectionately, accept that things have changed, talk, enjoy quickies, and make time for "gourmet sex."
"Gourmet sex" sounds good to me. It's just not something that fits in easily between getting everyone packed off to bed and waking them up again at 6:20. Gourmet sex takes time. It takes energy. It takes lots and lots of privacy.
It would be bad enough if your children interrupted you during a quickie. Try explaining why your intimate body parts are covered with chocolate frosting.
On the other hand, I don't want to wait eight more years before I have a little fun. Besides, I don't want all our memories of wild sex to be from when we were in our twenties. I want to build some new wild memories.
I can't afford three adults-only vacations per year like love adviser Pepper Schwartz, but we can get our kids out of the house. Between school, summer camp, and sleepovers, we should be able to get time alone more than once this year. With a little luck, we might even be able to afford a mini-vacation somewhere.
So there you have it, my New Year's sex resolutions: Buy new underwear and get away from the kids. Not very exciting, I suppose, but I'm looking forward to this year.
Any other moms have sex resolutions to share?