When you’re a parent, your children are the center of the universe. However, it’s essential to have some time off now and again. You need to spend quality time with your partner and enjoy some child-free activities. If you can get a sitter or ask your friends or family to help out, here are some dates with a difference to try.
Have you been up all night? Can you barely remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Is it weeks since you spent the day together alone? If so, why not treat yourselves to a relaxing day at the local spa? Treatments like a Swedish massage are designed to soothe tired bodies and minds. You can enjoy a whole day of peace and pampering. Go for a couple’s massage, take a dip in the pool or relax in an outdoor hot tub. Book lunch or afternoon tea and then enjoy an indulgent facial or an invigorating pedicure.
It may seem a little bizarre to suggest an active date when you’re tired. But exercising is proven to lift your mood and boost your energy levels. Go for something fun like rollerskating, ice skating or a segway tour. You may not be a gifted skater, but it’ll be fun. You can catch up, have a laugh, and forget about anything that’s troubling you or stressing you out.
Learn a new skill
Lessons at college may not have been your idea of fun. But there are some really enjoyable activities you can try out there. Take a dance class, or learn to cook. Go to a chocolatier’s workshop, or learn to DJ. There are all kinds of things you can do together. You may find that you have hidden talents, and this is something you wish to pursue. If you loved the dance class, for example, you could sign up for weekly lessons and have a regular date night.
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Do you remember the days when you first started dating? Do you sometimes wish life was as carefree as it was back then? If so, why not arrange a flashback date? Go back to your old haunts, or recreate one of your favorite dates. Did you spend a day at the beach or rent a log cabin in the mountains? Did you spend your youth at a certain diner or visit the movie theater every week? Going back in time can be fun. It can also remind you of how special your relationship is, and show you how far you’ve come.
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Are you an active, adventurous duo? If so, why not pack up the car and head to the nearest national park? Hire a kayak or go for a bike ride. Dust off your walking shoes and go for a hike. Camp out and toast marshmallows by the fire.
If you’re a tired parent, the idea of a day or night with your partner may seem like an impossible dream. It’s essential to make time for each other. Ask a friend or family member to babysit or get a sitter in. Hopefully, these ideas have inspired you, and you’ll enjoy a fun-filled date together.