Never underestimate the healing power of massage.
Even in the busy holiday season.
It may be erotic. It may be more nurturing and comforting. Either way, get some massage oil and make an appointment with your man for a massage. And ladies, especially you workin' moms like me, don't be afraid to ask for a massage. Don't be afraid you'll look selfish. You won't. He happens to LIKE touching your body after all! Oh and if you're stressed out and tired and achy, you'll be doing your whole family a favor to ask your husband for a massage. The kids will notice, "Mommy dissapears for a while and then Mommy is all relaxed and happy and loosey goosey" You'll be a more cuddly approachable less stressed mom afterwards. And what a great lesson the two of you are teaching them by example. You're teaching them that husbands and wives give each other massages and that being cuddled and touched makes people into nicer people. Good lifelong lessons.
See! You're not being selfish. You're teaching your kids lifelong lessons about marriage.
And your husband will enjoy it.
How do I know?
I just know. :)