Day date ideas when you have kids at home
Not all of us are
lucky enough to be able to score a babysitter for Valentine's
Day, not to mention can afford to pay one for what is one
of the highest paying babysitter nights of the year, even
when it is on a weekday! Here are some ideas of what you can
do for a "date" on Valentine's Day, even if you
have to stay at home. So, once the kids are in bed, you can...
Sit before the
Do you have a fireplace? Build a fire (or turn it on!), turn
the lights down and cosy up with a blanket and chat. You can
have a picnic before the fire, share some wine or champagne
in special wine glasses you
can make, and finish it off with chocolate-dipped strawberries
Get out the
Create a special playlist of all "your" songs, then
as you listen to them, remember why each song is so special
to the two of you and what it reminds you of.
Watch an old
Doesn't have to be a black and white, but do you remember
a movie you loved early in your relationship or the movie
you went and saw for your first date? Rent it and watch it
Make a romantic
Do you love a meal but it is usually out of your budget? Scrimp
on other meals during the week and splurge on a romantic meal
for the two of you, after the kids are in bed. Making an expensive
entree is a lot less expensive when you are making it for
just the two of you rather than for the two of you plus the
three kids too!
A massage is a great thing if both partners are willing to
do the other (not to mention what it can lead to!). Do the
two of you have a favorite scent? Make
your own massage oil in a scent you both love. And did
we mention our massage oil is edible? Mmmm...
These are some
ideas for how you can spend you Valentine's Day evening, even
when you have the kids at home and tucked into bed!