Lately the Husband and I have been so busy with organizing things at the house, both of our jobs and my exercise classes that it didn't seem like we were having quality time together. Sure we watch TV, eat dinner and run errands together but we weren't taking the time to go have fun together. I am not saying we don't have fun together or that there are any issues, just that we needed to focus on one another more. Does that make sense?
So I came up with a plan. Scared yet? Don't be, I do have good ideas from time to time. :-) We would make time to have a date night/day once a week. It does not necessarily mean that we have to go out and do something and spend a lot of money. It can be something as simple as watching a movie together and ordering a pizza or cooking out. What it will not be is watching the same TV shows, it has to be something different. The other rules are that we can not be on any electronic devices; no texting, facebooking or talking on the phone. If the date night is during the week it means that we will make the effort to leave work on time, no matter how much work we feel that we have left to do. Understanding though, that if a storm roles through and the Husband gets held at work or has to go in, then we reschedule.
We decided that I would plan the first date. Originally, I had scheduled it for last Saturday. He would ride out with me to my hair appointment (running errands while I was at my appointment), we would grab a quick bite to eat and then got to see an afternoon movie. The plan was to see The Heat, with Sandra Bullock. Okay, so I know seeing a movie may not be that original of an idea but here is the thing, I think the Husband and I have only seen one or two movies together in an actual movie theater since we have been together. We have been married about 3 1/2 yrs. and together for about 4 1/2 yrs. I thought it would be nice to go and laugh together and hold hands.
Unfortunately the Husband was experiencing some technical difficulties with his shoulder, he has an injury so we were unable to go on Saturday. I didn't hold it against him though and told him we could do it the next week.
We planned it for a Tuesday night, where he would come and meet me at work and we would drive over to the theater together. So Tuesday arrived and he came and picked me up and we drove over together. Since the movie was not until 6:40 p.m. we hung out in the car and talked about our day. When we went in to purchase the tickets I was pleasantly surprised, I guess Regal Theaters are doing regal days, I am not sure if this is every Tuesday or what but we ended up only paying $13.00 for both tickets, plus we scored a coupon for $2 for a small popcorn. They also had $2 nachos and hot dogs, where they got you was on the soda prices. So that was a major bonus!
The movie was pretty funny and we had a good time laughing together, which was the whole point. Since we ended up missing the date night last week, it sounds like the Husband is planning something for Saturday night. I can not wait to see what he has planned. He is so much more creative than I am.
So no matter how busy life gets remember to have fun with your spouse or significant other. Power down the electronics and spend some time together. It is so important to enjoy the time that you have with one another.
Until next time...keep on adventuring!