Concurrent to all of this though, my wife and I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to have another baby. The giant FU is that we didn’t think, at any point, of the fact that hot tubs kill sperm. Last night as we were discussing our failures in the bedroom, it finally occurred to us that the hot tub might be a problem. I was disappointed, thinking “shoot I guess there will be a few days every month when I can’t use it.”Nope. We looked it up and found out that after being boiled, it takes sperm three months to “respawn” or whatever they have to do.
And it was! We’ve been loving using the hot tub this winter. We regularly go out there for family time with our kids, who love being able to swim around a bit, and I regularly go out by myself at night to unwind. We have a beautiful park behind our yard that makes it an amazing spot to relax. Because of COVID I’ve been having long zoom calls with groups of friends and realized I could do that from the comfort of my hot tub, which just amped up the enjoyment of both activities.