Kevin and I really don’t get much time to ourselves. Our schedules are quite busy between work, parenting, friends and church. However, some Thursdays, we get half a day off together and we both cherish that time together. This past Thursday is really the inspiration for my post. I was driving home and realized it had been a really long time since the two of us went on a date together. I know we just came back from vacation a month ago and that was kind of like a week long date but still, we haven’t had a “normal” date in forever. We decided to mend that ASAP with a round of glow in the dark putt-putt golf, cleaning, homemade dinner and some television. It might sound like a strange date day, but for us, it was just perfect.
Our lives tend to get so busy and filled with tasks that we don’t take time to really do things together. Here are 5 ways to date your husband this fall and keep your love fresh.
Be kids again.
Recently, Kevin and I played Glow in the Dark Putt Putt Golf which was super fun. It was simple, cheap and we really enjoyed ourselves. We kept score and cheered each other on – Lets just say I am horrible at it, but it was still really fun. Some other ideas are playing in the leaves, going to see a movie, bumper cars, laser tag, arcade games… really anything fun that gets you out of the house together.
Check something off your list.
We ended up cleaning our whole house together. I know this doesn’t sound like a fun “date” but it really was fun when did it together. We put music on, talked and split up the work so that it got done super fast. It honestly felt so good to check something off of our to-do list together. A chore is way more fun with your best friend.
Classic and not very original I know. Have a meal together. This can be something easily overlooked if you are going through the motions of a week. I know some weeks there are three days in a row where Kevin and I are rushing out the door to go to other things around dinner time. Its nice to sit down and have a special meal together and actually talk around the dinner table. Try this without phones or the television on for a change.
Do something you both enjoy to relax. Kevin and I watched some television, but there are so many other relaxing things you can do together. Sit on your front/back porch and talk, go for a walk, get a massage, or take a drive and stop for your favorite ice cream. Do something that relaxes the both of you and lets you kick your feet up.
Serving together is a great way to bond with each other. Being selfless is huge in marriage and in life, take time and serve others around you in neighborhood or city. Help stock a food pantry, donate items to a local children’s home, help a neighbor in need – open your eyes, see the need, and fill it.
These 5 things might be a little unconventional in terms of dating but have really proved to grow Kevin and I closer together in our relationship.
Also, check out 20 Cheap Fall Date Ideas!