Brian and I long ago gave up on "going out" every week for date night. Three kids, piles of diapers, sleepless nights... it takes a lot of work to get gussied up, find a sitter and head out the door. We do go out on occasions, but it is rare. At Home Date Night seems to work a lot better for us in this stage of our life. Nothing fancy, we put the girls to bed and eat dinner alone. Maybe watch a movie, or just walk around our beautiful yard. We may make an elaborate recipe, or sometimes we just make nachos. Whatever we're in the mood for, but we do it. Date night, once a week, it really is sooooo important and worth every little bit of effort. Even when you're really tired. (And we are. We really, really are.)
Next week I'm thinking about doing something a little more creative. Maybe some cool photoshoot (difficult in the evening hours, but still fun), or maybe some diy artwork for the house. Thankfully, I have a patient husband who does silly things with me just to make me happy.
Do you and yours have an at home date night? Any cool ideas you would like to share?