Before Baby Z came along, me and hubby would go on endless date nights, trying out new places and yummy cuisines, without any care in the world. Fast forward to now when we have an eleven month old, date nights are something of a luxury.
In fact in the first few months, they were pretty much non existent. Due to living with extended family members, on the rare occasion where its just me, my husband and Baby Z that are out for a meal, I consider this as Date Night!
In the new year, we both agreed to have at least one date night each month, and we both look forward to these very much. This month we decided to keep it low key and head to the local Safeer Mall. There we first enjoyed a lovely creamy hot Chicken and Mushroom soup at Paul. Followed by a spot of shopping and ending with a meal at Applebees Restaurant.
We don’t always plan something extremely lavish, and this may seem like a normal weekend to some, but to us it’s quite a big deal. On date nights, I dress up a little bit more and apply a darker shade of lipstick than normal. The whole point is that we get to enjoy each other’s company and hold hands like a newly married couple. Albeit with a whinging baby who wants to crawl away to other tables. But even that is sometimes entertaining. By the end of the night, I often find myself thanking God for all the blessings and wonderful moments I am able to witness. It is almost like a battery recharge, and I am able to storm through the next month with renewed vigour and love.
Yes, date nights are a luxury in my life, but all the more valuable for it.
When was the last time you went on a Date Night with your spouse? How do you normally spend them? I would love to hear your thoughts! (Ideas for date nights are also welcome!) Feel free to comment below!