I did a dating challenge two years ago (Project 52). Dave and I had one date a week for the whole year. It was great. I felt that we took the time to connect and not just veg out in front of the tv or computer.
Last year, I thought we would continue but I wouldn't blog about it. Well, that didn't work so well. Apparently I need to blog about it to be consistent. I think I will try to blog once a month about our dates. I'm hoping that will make our date nights more regular.
So for January...
We had a Pinterest date. I'm a bit obsessed with it. Dave wanted to see what it was all about. We looked through my boards. We talked about my dream house's features, places I'd like to visit, and cool science experiments for the kids. It was another fun way to talk about our future and find fun stuff to do with the kids.
We played The New Newlywed game. ( And by new I mean the 1986 version.) To play the game properly, you need at least 2 couples. We just used the cards to play against each other. We had to laugh about how the questions are designed to make you fight. One of my favorites was "What will your partner say was the last thing she did to you that you think, was just inexcusable?" Is there a good answer to this one? Nothing says a fun board game like drenching up painful memories from the past. Another thing that would make the game hard to play with other couples is the fact it often asked questions like "Who will your partner say is the least attractive of your friends?"
Despite the game's flaws, we had fun. We were able to guess most of the time how we would answer and we had a good laugh about the absurdity of some of the questions.
We wrangled a babysitter for our last date of the month. We went to the movies to see Contraband. Mark Walberg plays a former smuggler that has gone straight after having a family. His brother in law gets in trouble with a drug dealer. In order to protect his brother in law and the rest of his family, he has to go on one more smuggling trip to raise the cash to save his brother in law. I did not have high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised that it was so good. Mark Walberg is always nice to look at too.
We were going to go out to dinner after the movies but I felt nauseous. I hate to waste babysitting but that is just how life goes sometimes. Dave took care of me when we got home. That was pretty sweet too.