How to Date Your Husband

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Doesn’t this kind of sound like the title of your new favorite romantic comedy? Dave and I often talk about our early years as a couple. We had so much fun! We lived a few blocks apart in Lincoln Park, had lots of a late nights and early mornings and generally life was very care free. We never worried about being overly tired, drank too many bottles of wine with our friends on a Tuesday, had weekend theme parties and went on so many dates. Every day felt like a date in those early years because it was just about us. 

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Fast forward NINE years and we have two kiddos who pretty much rule our world. Finding time for a date night is hard but feels like such a luxury when we do. It got me thinking about all of the days in-between, when the boys go to sleep and we have the opportunity to just sit and be together. Yes, most nights we are exhausted or on our computers or zoned out in front of the TV to escape reality for a bit before bed (haha, parent life is so exciting). But these in between days are really important. 

Do you know what your love language is? Mine is gift giving and most of the time my gifts come in the form of food. I know that it is important to introduce eating as a family with our kids (which we do at least a few times a week) but sometimes I just want my kids to go to bed so I can enjoy a quiet dinner with my husband. I look at those nights as a date and I really try to make them special. Whether that be prepping Dave’s favorite meal, setting the table outdoors with an expensive bottle of wine or queuing up our favorite movie and ordering pizza to eat on the couch. Sometimes these nights are my favorite, too!

So, how do you date your husband? I think it is always maintaining the mindset of those early days when surprising each other and being spontaneous was always at the forefront of our plans. Small gestures throughout the week that are small but mean a lot. Dave and I will call each other and say “this is just an I love you call!” and that’s it! Nothing else needs to be said. Just a small reminder. 

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