Being able to squeeze in some 'me time' in when you are a parent can seem nearly impossible. However, date nights are a critical part of a relationship to help you shift your focus from the kids and reconnect with each other.
We have some date night travel ideas that are short and convenient for any parent.
A trip into an unknown town
A trip to a different continent is rather tantalizing, but with the restrictions placed due to the pandemic and the fact that you still want to be close enough to your children, it's not always possible. But who said a road trip to the town next door isn't doable? This can be done over a weekend, but make sure that you have a list of places you want to see and check to see if these are safe to be in. Pack your favourite snacks and hit the road.
Plan a short holiday
You need some time to let your hair down and to do something that does not involve vacationing with your children. You may also need a babysitter to assist you in taking care of your child(ren). Planning will be your best friend. Take some time to leave the province and book a romantic getaway with views and food that will make your sweet escape worth it.
Go for an ice cream date
This one is great if you need those few moments to yourself away from a busy day that can easily get away with you. It's not always about grand gestures, even a simple dessert run can help you catch your breath and just have time to talk. It doesn't necessarily have to be ice cream, but any of your favourite treats that put a smile on your face.
Tired of cooking but not too keen on ordering in for your date night? Restaurant hopping or a travelling supper is perfect when it comes to travelling with your significant other to restaurants that you haven't explored but have been interested in seeing. Having a three-course meal planned for the evening but eating it at different places can make anyone feel like an explorer in their own city.
Keeping it indoors
The reality is that sometimes there is no time, even for a short getaway. However, thinking outside of the box when it comes to date night ideas hosted indoors can be cost-effective. Try a tasting evening with different foods such as wine, cheese, chocolate, or a surprise dish for you to taste and rate. Having a romantic set up in the form of flowers, candles and music can set the mood. All you need to do is try to relax and enjoy.