I can't be the kind of partner I want to be without time alone with Alexi. Sometimes we get to go out; sometimes it's time alone at home after the boys are asleep. We usually process some bit of our day, but mostly it just feels good. This past weekend we went out for dinner and a movie. So fun, so relaxing, sitting on a bar stool cracking open pistachios, chatting, laughing. Holding hands in a dark theater.