Lately I've seen lots of posts/pins/blogs about date nights. Ideas for date nights with your spouse, how important it is, 52 dates (one per week), pre-paid date night baskets, etc. So I got to thinking that my husband and I should try to do a little more than just watch a movie on our couch like we so often do.
Around Thanksgiving we talked about it, and decided that we would take turns planning date nights every Friday night to try to mix things up a bit. We had a few successful weeks - game night, baking cookies, going out to dinner with some friends - but then we had all sorts of family things for the holidays. So for the new year, I decided we should have renewed commitment!
Want to know how our first "date night" of the year went? Miserably. Literally.
Why? We both had food poisoning. Talk about killing the mood. Instead of butterflies it felt like lumps of lead in my stomach. And nothing says romance like nausea. Oh wait...
Luckily my wonderful mother was there to help out with Jack, and to make us some dinner when we finally felt like eating.
I had chicken noodle soup (like a normal sick person)
And my husband had bacon and eggs with hot sauce! (he's crazy)
So after that epic fail at a date night, here's to hoping this week's goes a little better. But here's the other problem. Most of the blogs I've looked at for ideas all have ideas that are really cutesy and cheesy. Two things my husband does not go for (and I often agree). I think my husband would refuse to ever go on a date again if I tried something like leaving him a trail of love notes with clues to the next one. (Can't tell you how many variations on this I've seen on blogs about dating...) So I'm left trying to come up with ideas on my own. Anyone have any good suggestions?
Maybe we'll just watch a movie.