Steve and I have a new tradition. Money has been tight for a couple of months. (blame Christmas.) We never get to go out enough for my tastes even when our budget isn't as squished as it has been this month. So I solved the problem in my own way. We have a night in.
Now we have been doing video nights for a couple of years now after the kids go to bed, but Night In is different. I feed the kids a fun meal all by themselves. After bed time, Steve and I get a grown up meal just the two of us. I use the good china and the pretty wine glasses (filled with water, lol!) We light candles for the table and I leave the table cloth on ;) I love the time we have to sit and talk. If it weren't for the fact that I still have to cook the meal, it would be better than a restaurant. It's quiet and no one is eavesdropping on our conversation. After the meal, we'll do a couple of slow turns, our way of dancing isn't all that different from slow dancing in High School. Just a song or two. And then a movie or whatever. Just the two of us.
we don't leave the house, but I still feel like I'm getting a date. We'll be doing these at least once a month. I'm thinking every Friday we don't have something else planned sounds good.