We are trying to take one Cheap Date a week for the year. Nothing fancy most weeks. Prep is kept to an absolute minimum. Picture perfect? No. They allow us to stop and actually talk to each other, check-in, laugh a little bit. Or a lot.
Cheap Date 12: Massage Night. Really. This is the easiest, cheapest, most amazing date ever. It is so relaxing! So often in a relationship, it is easy to take your partner for granted. In many marriages, it can become so easy to not touch each other– especially in times of duress. This can open the door to so many negative things in a relationship. A massage night can be the salve to a hard day, a reminder to all that you are as a couple, or, it can just ease the aches and pains of muscle tension. It can either lead to a very restful sleep. Sex. Or both. All good in our book.
Cheap Date 13: TBT Movie Night. Throwback Thursday was a great excuse to dig up an old movie and snuggle up on the couch. Our TBT movie of choice: Dirty Dancing. It was free on our Amazon Prime. We decided that TBT Movie Night is here to stay. Up this week: Say Anything. Michael has never seen it.
Cheap Date 14: Take-in and Skype Double Date. What started as a night of food (sushi) and drinks and revelry for just the two of us, turned into a spontaneous double date via Skype with my sister and brother-in-law who live in Nashville. It was super fun. Lots of laughs. Since we are forgoing the babysitters for this little project, an actual double date would turn into a date with the kids…….which leads us to…..
Cheap Date 15: Burgers and Beach Double Family Date. So making friends for the kids has been a top priority since the move. Us? Our social calendar has been light (again, due to this little project). We were pretty excited when another family wanted to meet up for dinner then hang on the beach for sand playtime. It was awesome! Yea, the eating part was a little crazy. Adult conversation was difficult. But once we headed to the beach all the kids were so busy digging (still as an adult, digging and sand is so fun.), and the adults could chat. Pretty nice time.
Cheap Date 16 is due up this week. Haven’t yet figured out what it’s going to be. Stay tuned!