For some, a date night comes once in a blue moon. You and your significant other get away from the kids for some adult time….and an adult movie (whatever that means to you. I’m not here to judge.) These nights out can be rare and we all need more than that.
While I think it is essential to take time to connect with your spouse on a regular basis, that is not the type of “date night” I’m talking about.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I discovered our local movie theater has $5 movie nights on Tuesdays. We decided to take turns every week to go out and enjoy a movie solo-or with friends. Either way, we each get to go out every other week. It has become part of our schedule, and it has been amazing!
Since becoming an adult, I have longed for the feeling I got when looking forward to Christmas as a kid. Planning my Tuesday night out by myself gets me pretty freaking close.
There have even been a few nights where I had already seen the movies I wanted to see. But it’s still my night out and I can do whatever I want.
Last week I went to a bar in a Mexican restaurant, ordered a snack and I was able to blog without distractions! It was such a nice getaway!I’m a stay at home mom and I’m with my kids 24/7. After just an hour or two by myself, I return home refreshed and ready to take on the night time wake-ups.
As much as I dislike it when it’s not my week, I’m glad my husband gets time to himself. He works hard all day long then comes home to jacked up kids-he certainly deserves a break too!
I know this isn’t necessarily attainable for everyone. Especially in the middle of the week! But trading time with a spouse or a good friend, could be possible.
It doesn’t have to happen at night either. Go out on a Saturday morning. Even if it’s only for an hour. It doesn’t sound like much, but one hour away with peace and quiet can be like a mini vacation. I would love to get away in the morning and go to a coffee shop by myself! Drink an entire coffee…while it’s still hot?
For my husband and me, it has helped us as individuals and as a couple. Some of our silly resentments have dissipated. And we’re both caught up on movies that are in the theater. That hasn’t happened in over four years!!
I bet any parent would appreciate a moment away from the clinging neediness of their sweet littles.
We all need alone time. You deserve alone time.
We all do.
What would you do on your night out by yourself?
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