Fast forward to my mid-30s and here I am with my husband and three (very loud) children. And a gigantic extended family.
I love them all dearly. I treasure the time we have together. But I need my quiet time.
My husband is amazing because he can come home after a long day at work and see me - I must have that look in my eye - and he tells me to take a time out and go have quiet time. Or he sends me out alone where it's quiet and I can actually think again.
He is a super dad as well, often taking care of all three children so I can spend an evening with girlfriends or my own mom. He never complains about it, either.
I love my husband because he knows what I need when I need it. He treats me like a princess and I could not ask for more.