A few of our friends — all busy working parents — have a regular date night on Friday night. One of the couples has two young girls and they have an agreement with their nanny to stay late on Friday so they can go out to dinner after work together. Another couple tries to make it out to the movies or the theater or some other fun event every Friday. They told us they don’t always plan ahead what they will do but they know they have the night so just pick something that looks fun.
I love the idea of a regular date night, although my husband and I have never quite done that. We get out, just the two of us, a few times a month, but we don’t have a regularly-set day and I think that would be kind of nice. But a Friday night? Forget about it.
By the time I get home on Friday, I am fried and have just enough energy to play with our daughter, eat dinner together, and collapse on the couch in front of the TV once she is in bed. It’s the end of the week and the absolute last thing I want to be doing is getting dressed up and going out. Instead, my husband and I will usually watch a movie or catch up on Top Chef or Flipping Out (yes, we’re absolute Bravo fans) and try to go to bed at a reasonable hour. I guess you can call this an extremely chill date night, but truly, we’re both too tired to even talk to each other.
Do you have a regular date night with your significant other? What day of the week do you usually go out?