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Married and have kids? Then you know what 'routine' means. These 8 date ideas for couples will help you get a little couple time easily! Any couple will tel
Married and have kids? Then you know what ‘routine’ means. These 8 date ideas for couples will help you get a little couple time easily!
Any couple will tell you that date night is important for carving out a bit of time during the busy week to spend time with one’s partner. This is even more true for a frazzled parent.
But unlike pre-baby days, it’s not always easy or possible to go anywhere or do anything, especially at a moment’s notice.
But since it’s important (and fun!) for Mom and Dad to have some time off away from the kids, here are 8 date ideas for day or night that can actually coexist with parenting.
Get out of your comfort zone, eat with your hands or sit on the floor, depending on the norms of that particular culture. My husband and I have gone out for Ethiopian food a couple of times, which had us sitting on the floor and eating with just our hands. It was so much fun, and FYI, Ethiopian food is amazing!
Picnics on sunny days are always a good idea, but even better when there’s a body of water close by. Being close to the water is not only calm and refreshing to your senses, but you can even go in for a dip afterwards if you want. Just be sure to wait at least an hour first!
Whenever most of us think of sightseeing, we think of fancy getaways, majestic natural wonders, and cultural sites in faraway lands. But the truth is, we may be missing out on some pretty awesome local landmarks that we overlook because We Can See Them Anytime. As a result, we never get to see them. Google what makes your city great or unique and plan a day trip to experience it.
Lots of amateur comedians try out their skills on the stages of comedy clubs, nervous and unsure if they will get a laugh. Odds are, they are probably pretty good, and your encouragement will put a smile on their face. This idea is also fun as a double date.
There are 5693 ways to cook chicken. Or fish. Or veggies. You get the idea. Use fruits and vegetables that are in season and shake things up in a whole new way. Put on some music and cook or bake the dish together. Don’t forget to take pictures, and share it with friends and family via social media if you wish. Last but not least, dig in!
This may seem a bit unconventional, but will be a strong bonding experience. Spending a day helping others receive a meal, or assisting with building a home for the less fortunate will bring your own blessings into stark relief. Take pictures with the people you helped or with the other volunteers to show your kids.
Choose a large bookstore if possible, and part ways, going in different sections once inside. Select a book your partner will love or has mentioned wanting to read. Meet in the store’s coffee shop and exchange books over coffee.
Have some cake, cupcakes, or anything that satisfies your sweet tooth at a bakery close by. After you’re done, take a relaxing stroll back home.
What are your favourite date ideas for couples and parents of children who need a day/night out?
First published at the author’s blog
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Jen has always enjoyed visual communications and writing ever since her school spelling bee days. She is passionate about design and the written word.
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