When was the last time you dressed up, blow-dried your hair, put on some make-up and got ready for a date? If it has been too long to remember, it's time for you to take that little black dress out of your closet and make reservations for two at your favorite restaurant.
Too often for moms, going out post-wedding means getting the groceries with the little ones in tow, or seeing a movie in animation. Saving at least a day in a week which does not include a Disney film, talking about the family budget, problems at work or things that need fixing around the house may give you a much needed break and add some spice to your predictable routine. It also gives you the chance to wear those sexy stilettos that never see the light of day at parent-teacher conferences or trips to the drugstore!
Via Tobias-Niebres, married for three years now, makes it a point to have dinner and movie dates, and occasional out of town trips with her husband, Poch. “Aside from quality bonding, they're great stress busters—it’s about spending your rest and recreation time with the one you most love,” she says. Having a flexible schedule at work which coincides with her husband's schedule allows them to set aside time for regular dates apart from those spent with their daughter.
For Anne Trazo, having a full time job at a call center, frequently traveling abroad for work, raising her son, and being on her second trimester of pregnancy, has kept her quite busy but never too busy for a movie date every now and then with husband of eleven years, Edsel. “I do think married couples should go on dates from time to time. It gives a more positive dimension to the relationship and it also promotes a sense of well being—you feel good about yourself.”
Some suggestions for exciting dates you'll definitely look forward to:
Have coffee during afternoon breaks
Catch the latest movie you've been wanting to see
Dine at your favorite restaurant or go on a food trip and explore new food places every week
Go on a sports date—a short game of tennis, badminton or bowling makes dinner afterwards twice the fun!