I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this Almay-sponsored video series, “Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty.” The video is about how to get a great Date Night Look.
When I was asked to share this video, it reminded me of a conversation I had with some friends about how Date Nights change over the years and the need to be creative. When our children were little, Russ and I had no money and no family nearby to watch them, so going out was nearly impossible. Once a week we put the kids to bed early and had dinner together or watched a movie. Finally Hannah and Mimi grew old enough to keep their siblings relatively safe and we started going out for an occasional date.
A few years passed and it was easier to get out so we set Fridays as a regular date night. Our older kids often had plans later in the evening, so we would go out for an early dinner, or even just for a walk. We always tried to find the sweet spot of getting home just late enough for the little ones to be tucked in bed, but not too late for the big kids to make it to whatever exciting event was happening.
Then we brought home our children from “hard places” and Date Night came to a complete halt. Six years later, we’re still trying to reclaim it, but not with consistent success. I can’t complain though, because we’re getting some special time away soon to celebrate our anniversary.
Question: Do you have a Date Night? Is it planned on a regular schedule? What does it take for you to get out of the house, and why is it important to you?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
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