It's Friday night. When my husband was alive, that meant movie night. Usually it consisted of the kids going to bed early and the Big Guy, he was 6'6", and I watching a video on the couch. I usually ended up getting a really great shoulder massage out of it, so it worked for me. We had our together time, but with six kids, a dating night out wasn't always the easiest option.
One of my all time favorite dates was the night we bought a big bag of M&M's and sat outside our town's tiny airport and watched the planes land. A little chocolate, a little cuddling, quiet time to just talk without a TV in sight...after 15 years of marriage, that date still stands out.
I wish we had done more.
I think now that he's gone, I wish that the most.
So with that said, what have I learned? Time together is precious. Dates don't have to be expensive to be fun. Dates don't even have to be away from the house, though the mental break is nice. Dates, quality times, are often the quiet moments talking and learning about each other...whether you're in the "new" dating stage or after years of marriage.
I found a cute blog list of 30 Things to talk about. One topic a day...for 30 days. Here are a few of the questions:
1. List 20 random things about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears and how they became fears.
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
30. What are 10 things you would hope to be remembered for?
Maybe a fun idea to start on a Friday night date?
I just read that blog today and then came across your blog in a list of links I had saved on my computer. My boyfriend and I usually do movie nights, but lately I've been trying to find better ways to spend our time together so that it's not always a movie. I will have to go back and look at that list again since I don't remember seeing the things you pointed out above.ReplyDelete
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What a funny coincidence to have just read her blog as well. I think date nights are extremely important in a relationship no matter what the stage, and I'm glad you're making the effort to do something more with them. It's not about the money spent on the date, it's the memories you make that will stay with you, especially when times are tough.Delete
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