Having regular and frequent date nights is essential to any couple’s relationship. In fact, one of the secrets of long-lasting and healthy relationships is making sure a date night at least once or twice a week is implemented.
More often, the lack of money is the reason why couples stop having date nights. So, we’ve come up with cheap and easy date night ideas that you can do right at home. Here are our top picks;
A few years ago my husband and I moved to a new state and lived with a family friend for about 9 months. She had one small TV with about 4 local channels to choose from. By the time we moved to our new home, we were used to watching barely, if any, TV, and only an occasional movie. We decided to get just a small TV and use it to watch only movies. We realized that following regular TV shows was no longer something we needed, and having a 2 year old, we were aware of the negative things she could see on TV and in commercials. It was around this time we decided to get Netflix so we could have access to movies and TV shows to watch whenever we wanted. That was four years ago and today we are enjoying our Netflix membership even more. Here are ten reasons why I love Neftlix:
A little fun is something we all need…and want. The problem is we don’t have the budget to match the desire. We need affordable activities to do for date night or to get out with the kids or sometimes we just need new ideas! We could spend hours online trying to find coupons for a new attraction in the area or just go on the usual movie night date or we get caught in, what I call, the Jungle Book conversation, “what do you want to do?” “I don’t know what do you want to do?” and never reach a satisfying conclusion.
There you are sitting at home with dishes to do, floors to be swept and vacuumed, laundry to do, dinner to fix, children to bathe and bills to be paid. You spend your days completing all the necessary tasks without complaint and try to make sure all your kids and husband are happy and healthy. You don’t have time to exercise as much as you would like, you don’t ever go shopping by yourself and rarely have quiet time to read a good book. Does any of this sound familiar? I think most moms love what they do, but often feel like by the time they give everything to their husband, children, other family members and neighbors, they have nothing left for themselves. I am lucky enough to have a group of friends who understand the need to get away from their normal responsibilities once in a while to relax and refuel the tank that is nearly empty. Now, onto the incriminating pictures I have displayed for the world to see….
I recently became aware of a way to get cheap tickets to events online. Maybe I was just oblivious, but whenever I wanted tickets to a concert or event, I would just always purchase them from the event itself or ticketmaster. But, with the Houston Rodeo here this past month, and with now needing to buy 4 tickets, I wanted to find a way to save money. Even the cheapest seats in the nosebleed section were still $21 a piece, plus all kinds of taxes and fees. So, it would have been about $100 for us to go. Just too much considering we knew the boys wouldn’t be able to stay awake to really even enjoy the concert anyway.