When was the last time you went on a date?

When was the last time you went on a date with your hubby? My friend Lisa over at New York Chica had written a post about date night. She would love to go out with her husband but he’s not getting the hint.

It reminded me of a post I wrote a few years back when I did a 14 men series for Valentine’s Day. Basically I asked 14 men 14 questions and every day I posted their answers. It was a pretty fun idea. Well one of the questions was describe a romantic evening.

Date Night

Feel free to peruse through that post, some answers were good and some weren’t so good. Once we get married, doesn’t it seem like romance goes out the window? There’s no time for romance. While dating people have time to get to know each other and flirt and what not. Then you get married and have kids, and reality is that when you can actually have a discussion without the kids around you may be too tired to have a discussion or talk about bills, your days at work and whatever else. But it’s definitely important to keep that romance going in your marriage. We definitely have to date our spouses. But how do you find the time?

With two kids, we tend to get a babysitter and then go out for dinner or a movie. Or we take the same day off of work and go to a matinee and just hang out. Sometimes you need that time together to just be together without the kids. Being a mother (and everything that comes with it) a wife (and everything that comes with that) and everything else we have going on can be tiresome. But we definitely need to make time for one on one with the hubby as well. Most of the time, we just sit at home on the weekends and watch movies after the kids are asleep. Of course that means that I have to stay up a bit late just to enjoy that one on one time with him, but it’s worth it! Especially when it’s his night to get up with the baby if he gets up in the middle of the night. 😉

So do you have any tips to share with Lisa and I? How do you squeeze some alone time with your husband or significant other? I’d love to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “When was the last time you went on a date?

    1. That’s great, whatever works for you! I was thinking of the last time we went out too and I think it was Mother’s Day dinner 2012. We went out for my birthday in December but took the baby because he was only a few weeks old and didn’t want to leave him with a sitter. Now that he’s a bit older I’m looking forward to the occasional movie and dinner again!

  1. That can be tricky for us because we work different shifts. We get my mom to babysit and if we beg hard enough, she might keep the 7 year overnight! We try that at least every 3 months. We do a lot of date nights at home. We’ve done picnics right in our bedroom. Nothing beats just laying in bed together.

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