Last weekend my husband and I were able to spend the whole weekend with each other right at home with no kids. We had an amazing time trying a new restaurant, shopping, watching a movie with coffee and dessert, and having wonderful conversation. It was such a blessing to be able to take a little break from the kids and focus on one another which is so important. With kids, you can get so wrapped up in their needs that you forget about your marriage.
I want to express that it is vital that you take time to date your husband. I understand that you may not have family in the area to watch the kids, and trust me I know how that feels. We do have great friends who also have kids the same age as our kids which works out great. They don't have family near as well, so we like to rotate when we can. It works out perfectly!!! Our kids love them and they are more than friends but more like family! I encourage you to get connected with another family just in case you don't have family near to watch the kids. Remember to keep it simple and have fun!
Here are a few tips to help you get excited about Date night!!
- Go somewhere different for dinner ( On our date, We enjoyed checking out a new restaurant and it felt like we were in another city!)
- Find something that you both will enjoy ( We recently just bought a home, so we enjoyed shopping for different pieces for the home.)
- Relax and unwind ( After everything, we came home and enjoyed coffee and dessert and had great conversation and a movie. We were able to relax and emotionally connect through amazing conversation.
- Next Date ( Spend time planning your next date and arranging for the babysitter or family to keep the kids. If you can only go out once a month, well start planning. The goal is to set a date for the next one, but don't let it turn into 6 months to a year. Enjoy your spouse and have fun!