Sometimes I miss the days before "date night" existed. You know, before we had to actually plan anything because we didn't need a babysitter. The days when we could just decide to see a movie any old time, and not have to find the perfect showing that falls after the kids are in bed but not too late because we're always up early. The days when there was no date night because it was pretty much every night, or at least every weekend night.
I value my alone time after 8 PM more than you could understand, and I value our date nights too. Pretty much since we had Anna we've been pretty good about going out. We get a babysitter almost every weekend and I think its one of the best things for our marriage. All week long we both focus on working, the kids, the house, etc. If we start to bicker during the day, I think we both know we need a night out - it really changes our attitudes.
Friday night we had the babysitter scheduled, but sadly we couldn't think of anything to do. 99 percent of the time we end up eating out or going to a movie. In our brainstorming, we talked about everything ranging from going to a comedy club to going to Best Buy (Ben's idea). We almost canceled the babysitter and rented a movie. In the end, we had a campfire up in the canyon next to our house and made smores and all of that good stuff.
But my point is - what do you do for date night? We need some new, refreshing ideas. I know you are reading, so leave some comments!!