Henry and I are firm believers in date night! We were once taught that our family is only as strong as OUR relationship, and advised to continue to put each other first even as parents.
We are young, have 3 children, 2 businesses, joey, and are pretty active in church and other community activities. If we aren’t careful with can go all week without actually spending any quality time together. When this happens it starts to become pretty apparent we are missing each other and just need some us time.
Some of these signs are increased irritability, at everything! (Yikes!) For myself my emotions get wacky, and I start to feel really lonely!
It’s not always practical for us to have a traditional date night so we started dating at home over the last 5 years and it’s been amazing! Tho we do enjoy the occasional night out!
Here’s our top 10 ways to date each other!
1. Dinner and a movie!
2. Strolling the mall together!
3. Pizza and Netflix!
4. Breakfast together before the kids wake up!
6. Spending the afternoon with him at work!
7. Games after the kiddos are in bed!
8. Driving around with no particular destination in mind.
9. Crafting together.
10. Late night cuddles on the couch!
And a bonus! Building a fort in the living room and getting your inner kid on! To this day this is my husbands favorite date night we’ve had!
This is a very basic date night idea list! You could add some ideas of your own!