Okay, okay, enough with the cheese. I’m just talking about what you do to connect with your spouse. Your favorite dates.
When Hubs and I don’t make time to spend alone together, we start getting really cranky with each other. The little things start to get on our nerves and it can seem like we don’t like each other. So, it’s important for us to make that time to get away together.
Hubs and I have always been a fan of roller coasters. We have gone on dates to different amusements parks. There’s something about the adrenaline rush of exciting rides mixed with the lines where there’s nothing else to do but talk that makes for a perfect date.
I think our first amusement park date was to Kennywood in Pittsburgh back when we were first engaged, about 8 years ago. We snuck away for a weekend at Busch Gardens for Hubs’s birthday over 8 years ago. We stopped at Islands of Adventure on our way home from our honeymoon 7 years ago. Three years ago, we went to Cedar Point(my favorite amusement park, at not counting Disney with the kids) to celebrate my 30th birthday. And then, last weekend, we went to Kings Dominion to celebrate my 33rd birthday. Btw, I looked online for coupon codes before we went and we got our tickets for less than half of the regular admission rate.
I’m not counting the amusement parks that we have taken the kids to. While those are fun in their own way, we are too busy counting heads and keeping up with the kids to enjoy each other’s company.
But, when we can get away alone, we get to have fun together. Remember what we like about each other.
We wait in lines and talk. There’s nothing else to do in those lines anyway. Sometimes we tell stories from the last time we were at an amusement park, reminiscing about long ago- the time before kids. Or times we went as kids. Or we start planning our next trip. Or our excitement about what else we want to do in the park. Or yes, this is mean we talk about other people in line with us, trying to make the other laugh with snarky comments. We don’t talk about the boring day-to-day stuff. We get to know each other again.
And getting to ride roller coasters, eat fun park food, go on water rides: it all makes us feel like kids again. Like kids in love.
It’s good for our marriage to have a day filled with both excitement and relaxation.
What is your favorite date activity with your spouse?
Wonder Woman Wannabe does a Re-ignite Date Night Series on Fridays. She’s bloggged 47 different date activities, if you are looking for some ideas!
Btw, my laptop is off hopefully being fixed today. *Fingers Crossed* I hope to be back around on blogs like normal tomorrow.