But Annie had given me all I wanted – ages in the sack.
Our mismatched sex styles have been a, ahem, bone of contention in our relationship since we got together in November 2016.
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Annie likes a quickie whereas I prefer to really prolong the fun.
Either way we don’t get to do it as often as we like thanks to being parents of a very lively pre-schooler.
Like most mums and dads on December 25, we’re dragged out of bed at 5am by our three-year-old so she can confirm Santa has been.
We always have relatives staying or are staying with family.
So with child care in place, we love to sneak back to bed for the gift we give each other – love-making.
It’s the one day I know Annie won’t complain about me taking too long in bed and I can guarantee she is up for a non-clock watching.
A perfect, stress-free session.
Annie works six days a week as an estate agent whereas I do 12-hour shifts.
In between we juggle child care and housework – as you can imagine it’s manic.
Having the relatives in the next room caring for our daughter and cooking is a relief and a treat.
We take advantage of the one day of the year where we don't have to be at work and child care to focus on each other.
It’s a turn on having the stress of daily life removed by the relatives.
Our daughter loves seeing her cousins, aunts and uncles and Annie and I can make up for missed date nights and interrupted love-making with a morning of fun.
We tell our friends and family we have given each other a ‘lie in’.
Like most mums and dads on December 25, we’re dragged out of bed at 5am by our three-year-old so she can confirm Santa has been. So with child care in place, we love to sneak back to bed for the gift we give each other – love-making.
Annie says: Our relatives just smile and wink when they see us finally emerge… I blush more than they do.
As any parent knows, it's a turn on having someone to prepare the meal, handle child care and give you and your fella quality time together.
It’s also my gift to Josh.
Our child always comes first so with Josh working long shifts and phones and emails pinging we never get quality adult time together.
When we do I worry about cleaning and cooking or fitting in a bedroom romp before my favourite TV show.
Christmas is the one day I can treat myself and Josh to some extended fun under the sheets.
Josh likes long sessions and I prefer a quickie.
During the year I have to constantly tell him to ‘hurry up’ and finish in bed
On Christmas day my gift to him is my attention and time thanks to relatives.
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