My spouse and I have been doing our best to spend time together every week, or atleast every other week, away from our kids. Even if its a trip to the store, the movies, dinner, doesn’t matter, just away from work and focused on something other than diapers and washing dishes.
This past Sunday my cousin came over to watch the kids. I love her so much for even taking on Charlotte and Phoenyx, but even more-so lately that P has been whiny and annoying.
What? It’s true.
While talking to Chris on what he wanted to do with our new found Sunday afternoon freedom, I made a joke that we should just rent a hotel room and take a nap. And that is what we did. We rented a hotel room and curled up in sheets we didn’t have to wash, watched some doomsday movie, took a bath, read a book, and played games on our phones.
It was HEAVEN.
The beauty was we didn’t have to drive around the entire day “looking” for something to do, or walk in and out of stores just to have some time away.Plus, we were only a few streets away, so around 5 we went back to the house, checked on the kids and tucked them into bed. Then we went back out and ate dinner and then back to the hotel. I took another nap. Do you know that evening naps are just as good as day time naps?
Anyway I wanted to share the thought because it ended up being such a nice time that I may build in a hotel room twice a month to our schedule. Even though we didn’t get to stay the night (of course) as the summer gets here and we can enjoy hotel amenities like a pool and spa, I foresee lots of day time dates in a new home away from home.
What do you typically do on dates in your house?