Create a series of date night guides for your city22 February , 2016
Yeah…so…with three youngsters in the house, date nights are few and faaaaaar in between. On two of the hooligans we only have time share, so in general no dating on days where we have a full house.
Just some context for my list and so on.
1. Go have dinner somewhere without a playground, or go watch an un-animated movie. Maybe even both.
2. Stay home. Light a million candles. Play music (especially things that may be considered “our songs”). Have a bath or shower together. Give each other a massage.
3. Go see a show together/Go to a wedding. We are now at the age where a lot of friends are going for round 2…so it’s a thing again – other people’s weddings as dates. We have had tremendous fun at this kind of do…litterally danced till the DJ had to go.
4. Make dinner together. Something that doesn’t contain fish finger or nuggets. Sit down and eat instead of running around complying with the tiny terrorists condiments and drinks demands, or worrying about alternatives when they refuse to eat what’s on offer.
5. Buy a blank canvas and some paint, and paint something together. If it’s good keep it and hang it somewhere in the house.
6. Picnic in your own garden. Hammock and star gazing and cuddling. Roasting marshmallows on a smallish fire.
7. Garden centre/nursery trip. Both Steve and I enjoy gardening, so this is a nice outing for us. Most of them now have tea gardens or restaurants too, so you can grab a bite to eat (this is obviously more of a day time activity).
8. Go to sleep early. Make not one single cup of milo or hot chocolate. Face down not one single tantrum about iPads not being charged, huggles not being given in such and such way. Fight or mediate not one single fight about what movie to watch before bedtime, whose bed bedtime may or may not be observed in, or how many pillows each person should be allocated from your own stash. Get up not once for anyone having a nightmare, wetting their bed, or just being an asshole in the early hours of the morning (3-5am). Set no alarms and wake up whenever you want to…without someone small’s knees in your kidneys or facing head down when everyone else is facing head up (whilst stealing the blankets). Once awake, make as much noise as you want to instead of sneaking through the house like a cat burglar. Have many cups of hot coffee and a fabulous breakfast.
Don’t misunderstand me…I love those babies, but after reading my own list it’s blatantly obvious that I need a bit more us-time with Steve! 😉
I can’t be the only one with this problem. What do the rest of you do to stay connected or re-connect with your significant other?