Last week I wrote about keeping the spice in the relationship. As I wrote my mind drifted back to when my husband and I were dating. I loved the feeling of the dating phase. All of the feelings, excitement, smiles. What I especially enjoyed was the one on one time. Conversations with my best friend, telling each other stories, laughing, and just spending time alone together.
I’m trying to shift my focus away from all of the reasons that we can’t date and make time to do things together and find the ways that we can.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m abandoned and forgotten, but we have let routine take over and our focus isn’t on trying to win each other over like it was in the beginning. The reality is we do have some limitations as far as not having a babysitter or a vehicle but we could do at home dates once the girls are asleep…
So in the spirit of not letting excuses stand in the way of dating your partner or letting routine take the wheel over spontaneity, here are some links to lists of ideas I love and hope that you can benefit from.
50 stay at home date ideas with bonus ideas to keep the kids busy.
45 date ideas for once your kids are in bed. This list is broken down into categories of unique, romantic and sexy!
If you don’t like long lists and just want something with a few simple ideas, this might be a good place to start.
I hope that you find some ideas that you love and might even try out soon! I know that I’ve found some I like and can’t wait to get the girls in bed early for!