Date Night (With Yourself)

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!Chips and salsaI’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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September 16, 2015
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16 Comments

  • Reply Kristen

    I love this idea! Sometimes you just need to be by yourself!!

    September 16, 2015 at 8:20 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It’s so true!!

      September 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply shann

    I totally agree. I have a weekly ballet class, and my husband goes out once a week. On the weekends, we take turns getting out for a bit. Much needed breaks!

    September 16, 2015 at 8:21 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      That is so great! I love it-it’s so necessary!!

      September 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Tricia

    That’s a great idea! My husband and I often take turns to go out with our friends on our own. It’s so nice to be able to get some time away. Not too long ago, my motherinlaw watched my son for the entire day, so I took that opportunity to walk around the mall and grab lunch all by myself. It was so refreshing and peaceful!

    September 16, 2015 at 10:08 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      That is so awesome! It sounds amazing! I used to love going to the mall and people watch. A little hard with two littles.

      September 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I love this idea.. my hubby and I get time to ourselves when we need it, but I think scheduling it would be a better way to do it!

    September 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It’s so nice to have it to look forward to!

      September 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Tiffany from Good Enuf Mommy

    I LOVE date nights for myself!! They often involve nachos and trashy tv! Ha!

    September 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Nachos and trashy tv sounds perfect!!!

      September 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply cindy calzone

    I love the idea of a date night by yourself! 🙂 I know a little break now and then are totally needed!

    September 17, 2015 at 10:40 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Absolutely! And we all deserve it!

      September 17, 2015 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Lisa diagrams

    Hey, I always liked watching movies by myself but never had an excuse.. always had to go with my husband and choose something we could both watch.. now that we have a child, I watch movies by myself 🙂 too bad Twilight is not playing anymore.. :))

    September 20, 2015 at 11:05 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Sometimes it can be hard finding something you both want to see. It’s nice to be able to do your own thing! ?

      September 20, 2015 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Melissa

    I haven’t done this in a long time but it’s a great idea! I love going shopping by myself or watching a movie that I know my husband wouldn’t like.

    September 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Yes! Its been so nice picking a movie not having to worry about whether he wants to see it or not. 😀

      September 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

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