Sometimes late at night I look across the couch and notice the boy I married a million moons ago. Wait, let me double check that is in fact my husband. Yup that’s him.
With my husband working long hours and my crazy schedule with the kids, we are often two ships passing in the night. Sometimes I yell out “Hey there. It’s me…your wife. Date night someday soon?”
Trying to plan a date night can be difficult because you have to coordinate schedules, bribe a babysitter to come to your house, mortgage your home to pay for that babysitter, and attempt to stay awake long enough to make it through a movie because you ate your weight in pasta during dinner. No wonder it’s impossible to have a date night!
So what if you could have a date night without leaving your house? Crazy, right? But with a little of advanced planning, you and your significant other can have a little rekindling session without leaving the comfort of your house.
Here are the only rules: you must disconnect from all technology, no talking about the kids, you must have fun, and you will remember the reason you were gaga over this person:
Theme Night- Put those kids to bed and pick your favorite theme Italian, Greek, Asian, or even a time period (60s, 70s,80s)- Make everything fit the theme. For Italian you can watch my favorite movie Life is Beautiful, make a delish pasta dinner, splurge on Italian wine, and gelato for dessert.
Couple DIY- pick something really simple and painless (read: don’t try to build a deck or refinish the hardwood floors), just something for your home that you are your main squeeze can do together and show off proudly. FYI: hubby and I make a disastrous team when working together. Being able to complete something together without killing each other = awesome
Breakfast in Bed– set that alarm clock super early and make your honey a fantastic breakfast in bed. Save the frozen waffle for the kids and use those fancy kitchen utensils you got for your wedding shower a million years ago.
Partner Picks– He loves horror movies, you love rom-coms, but tonight one person gets to pick everything-movie, dinner, snacks, “dessert” (read those quotes however you want). The other person gets to sit back and enjoy.
Anniversary Night– pull out those wedding glasses, pop the champagne, watch that wedding video, sigh over your small waist and lack of laugh lines, and relish in that sweet day together. And if my man wants to buy me something shiny to celebrate, well then, that is just perfect (hint, hint)
Wine , Cheese, Chocolate—get all of the good stuff and only share it with each other. No kids to lick your cheese and put it back or to hog the good chocolate. Be daring and try new things!
Netflix Night– Did you both miss one of the best shows on tv because you were too busy? Get your Netflix, snuggle on the couch, and enjoy tv that isn’t a on Disney Junior.
Memories– talk about how you met, your first date, share secretes that you never told each other. Go ahead and flirt with your lovebug. You remember how to do that, right?
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