Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Date Night and Flexibility
Do you have a standing date night with your DH and/or SO? If not, I highly recommend it. A date night doesn't have to mean a night out on the town. A night at home with a special meal and no interruptions works just as well.
The key to date night is that it is just the two of you. No phones, no TV, no children, no interruptions. Simply enjoy a meal together and talk with each other. Enjoy each other's company. Talk about the little things in life. Talk about your love for one another. Laugh with each other. You don't need to spend a lot of money. You are spending time together.
If you have children, have a date night after the children are in bed or send them out somewhere. Hire a baby sitter if you can and leave the house.
Maybe you live alone. Have a date night with yourself. Cook a special meal. Get dressed up. Enjoy your own company.
DH and I have a date night once a week. Some weeks we will go out to eat. Most weeks I will make a special meal. Last night was our date night this week. I made Orange Marmalade Pork Roast, rice pilaf and carrots. We spent the evening planning our vacation to Vancouver, BC at the end of the month.
You may notice I have a household task of the day posted in my side bar. Sometimes this list calls for flexibility. Today is one of those days. It's going to be over 90 again today and cool off tomorrow. We only have AC in our bedroom and I'm tired of sitting in the heat all day. I'm switching my errand day and laundry day this week. This way I can spend some time in AC stores today while it's still hot, hot, hot. When it's cooler tomorrow I'll do the laundry.
Tell me about your date nights. Do you have them? What do you usually do on date night?