Spending Time with your Spouse – Without the Kids!
Modern parenting has made our children the center of our universe. For many years all activities, including the very basics like eating, sleeping, and bathing, had to fit within their schedules. We are now at a point where life generally revolves around them, but every now and then we are able to escape that orbit. Luckily my mom lives in the neighborhood and my children love her dearly so it makes child care that much easier. The more difficult part is to motivate myself to change out of my sweats and put together a modest date night outfit. And to find something to do that makes it worth changing out of said sweatpants.
Get Dressed Up – Modest Date Night Outfit Idea
Ahsan and I never really went out on proper ‘dates’ before getting married, so I never had the experience of getting ready for one until after I got married. Kind of strange, right? Even after so many years, I still look forward to these date nights and getting dressed up. Nothing crazy, but still something more special than the day to day. I like pairing this wrap dress (affiliate link) with these flare jeans (affiliate link). And of course date night calls for some fun heels (affiliate link)! More date night outfits here.
Date Night Ideas
On our most recent date night, Ahsan and I went to Hasan Minhaj’s stand up show which, by the way, was excellent. We’ve had a couple of misses. One time we met somewhere between our house and the theatre to get to a musical only to fall asleep before intermission. Here are a few other ideas of date night we have enjoyed:
- Movie – We love going to the River Oaks Theatre to watch indie movies and foreign films.
- Dinner – As parents, anything other than Chick-fil-A is welcome. My only rule is that a waiter must take my order.
- Play a Sport – Tennis a sore subject between Ahsan and I, but every once in a while I suck up my ego and play with him.
- Take a Class – We took a cooking class we really enjoyed. Ahsan is obsessed with the Instant Pot, so maybe we’ll try to find one for that.
What are some of your favorite date night ideas?