There comes a point as a parent where you wonder what you can do to get the thrill back in your life. After spending years changing diapers and doing the school round is there a way to break the monotony? Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, but is there a way to get a little of me back? In the world of 50-hour working weeks, constant social media bombardment, and the fact that everything is just so much more expensive than it used to be, how can we even afford to get time to ourselves? And what about your kid’s mom? No doubt she is feeling the same way. What can you do? You can have a night out once in a while, but it might be like that scene in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind where Jim Carrey’s character is thinking that it’s the same old night in the same restaurant, not talking. And you don’t want to get to that point either. And you definitely don’t want to spend your date talking about the kids. This is about you! So what alternatives are there for date night?
Go For An After-Hours Gin
You can spend hours planning the perfect picnic, and that is wonderful. No doubt, she will appreciate the effort you have put in, but the excitement of hot jazz and after hours fun may take the edge off and help you blow off a little steam. Cocktail bars also offer a great atmosphere with intriguing drinks.
Did You Live For Live Music?
Did you go to gigs a lot when you were younger? Do you even remember when you last went to a gig? Whisking your partner off to a concert by their favorite band is a great way to recapture some of that freedom you had when you were younger. A plus to that is that you can’t even hear your phone if it rings so you may feel that you have a real night off for once!
Get Scared To Death!
Not in the usual way where your kid doesn’t stop coughing for 5 minutes! Taking your partner on a ghost walk or a scare attraction will no doubt get them to cosy up to you for protection! Have a look for what tours are operating near you and get ready to be scared!
You don’t need to take them to a football game! Do something that is fun and requires little competition! Crazy Golf is the perfect solution to those problems, there’s very little rules, and a lot of crazy golf courses turn it into a function for adults, with a bar. Get some fun times in without the kids!
It’s my opinion that you need to spend time getting to know why you were attracted to each other in the first place. Having a little adventure will offset the balance. And when it comes to a treat for mother’s day, it will make a nice change from those big dates you’ve been having!
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