I blew it last week. I had planned to share with you an amazingly creative post each day on a frugal date that would dazzle your spouse. But instead I crawled into my shell and studied about affiliate software, computer programming, and other equally boring things. All those invisible hours will become something beautiful to announce in the future–It will glitter.
To be honest, I didn’t have a lot of my own ideas to share with you. Darren and I love our date nights. We get one every other week by trading babysitting services with his cousin and her sweet children. But we usually do the same thing each time–dinner out, movie at home through Netflix, and then the rest I can’t really talk about here . We’re boring, but we love it.
If we don’t do that, we work on some home repair project without squabbling children underfoot. Or plan to go jogging, swim laps, or just lift weights together. It’s not romantic, but it is refreshing. I love to talk and Darren is a willing listener in quiet moments. And sometimes he has quite a bit to say himself. Because of nights like these, we know each other really well. We aren’t afraid of the time when the children are grown and gone, because we’ll still have each other–and we’re best friends. So what I’m trying to say, is time together is more important than your creativity. So if making a production stresses you out (like it does me) don’t. Just plan to be together and see where the night leads. (Later you can name the night Brandon or Grant–like we did, Bwa ha ha!)
Here are some actually creative ideas from other bloggers: