Scheduling date nights has always been hard for us. With no family nearby, and hiring a sitter not in our budget, date nights have not happened nearly often enough around here. Having older children to care for the younger ones is a blessing for sure, but when they are all grown up with houses and lives all their own, it gets really c-r-a-z-y trying to plan a date night! We have simplified so many parts of our lives and I decided that date night needed simplifying too!
Date night should be a time of renewal with your spouse, right? It doesn't need to be about hours in the shower, shaving, hair-do's, make-up, and nails, getting all dressed up, then dashing out of the house to dine at some fancy restaurant. No...... that's not what it is about at all. Just getting it scheduled and all that dressing up even sounds stress-filled! Date night should be about a moment in time, where we look into the eyes of our partner and remember why we married them, loving them wholly and completely. This can be accomplished right in your own backyard.
Simplify people. Simplify.