I knew something had to change because we missed our "us" time. So we decided to come up with some ideas for a fun "date night in." While going out for a real date night is still in our plans and is so important, it's not realistic that this will happen each week hence the "date night in" idea.
We each came up with our own ideas for things we could do without actually going out and put them in a jar. Then we picked a night that would be our night. After we put the baby to sleep instead of me jumping into bed immediately after his head hit the pillow, it was "date night in" time. Here are some of the ideas we came up with...
Buy a few new wines and/or beers, do a tasting and rate them
Learn how to play a new card or board game
Have a "Treat Yo' Self" night. Light some candles, take a bubble bath, indulge in some fancy desserts and take turns giving each other massages
Have a camp-in complete with smores
Take a silly personality quiz and then talk about your results
Put together a puzzle
Browse the internet for a yummy dessert then make it and eat it
Find an international restaurant and order take out
Come up with 10 questions for each other and ask away
Bust out your favorite video games and challenge each other over a bowl of popcorn. This Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn would be perfect. Set a friendly wager to make it fun.
Quality time with your spouse is so important. Be intentional about making time for each other.
What else would you add to this list??