If you had told me before I became a parent that I'd be writing about scheduling sex, I wouldn't have believed you. Looking back, I had seemingly endless energy in the evening hours, although that was long before I had to squeeze in things like washing sippy cups or bringing toddlers to the potty 17 times after 8 p.m. My husband and I were even "fun" in the daytime! What happened? Kids. And then came these seven reasons to schedule sex, because it has definitely come to that, and it's totally okay.
While scheduling sex might come across as totally lame to our our 20-something selves, right now it just seems sane. With small kids, busy work lives, and family and friends to socialize with occasionally, actually getting sex on the calendar might even seem smart! If it is, in fact, as embarrassing as my 25-year-old self would have predicted, I'll take solace in the fact that I can at least laugh at the situation with a tongue-in-cheek list of all the glorious and hilarious reasons to schedule sex. Just clear out the animal crackers, or light a few candles so you can't see the pile of Duplo blocks on the floor in the corner!