Do you make it a priority to date your spouse?
Until a few months ago, I didn’t either. I was stuck in my old stories and always told myself that we didn’t have enough time or money to go on dates. I believed that parents of young kids just didn’t go on many dates. Jacob and I still spent a lot of time together at our home and with our kids, but it just wasn’t as fun or relaxing as going out alone together.
Then about three months ago, Jacob and I decided to make it a priority. We let go of the thoughts of dating being expensive and time consuming. We made time for it by putting regular date nights on the calendar. We planned ahead by having a babysitter lined up and setting aside the money in our budget. By doing these simple things, we had no excuses not to have regular date nights.
Now, we regularly go on dates together at least 2-3 times each month, with the goal of working ourselves up to one date night each week. Our kids have not suffered in any way from us spending that much time away from them, and our budget has not suffered either. A date doesn’t have to be expensive. I mean, our last date was a trip to #menards to buy trim for our living room and to #famousdaves for lunch! It really can be that simple!
So I want to know mama … why aren’t you making date nights with your spouse a priority? What can you do to stop wishing you had more date nights, and start actually having them?