Years into a marriage (with kids) and it’s no surprise that romance is hard to come by. No, I’m not talking about love—I’m talking about wooing each other. Yes, you can book the babysitter and make a dinner reservation, but adding a bit of spice to the night requires more.
That’s when I remembered this genius advice I found back when we were newlyweds: Meet at the restaurant.
It’s silly, but as soon as my son entered our lives, getting out the door for date night has become a bit of a chore. We’re racing to get ready, but also to tidy up and make sure the WiFi password and remote are ready for the sitter. By the time we’re done giving the logistical rundown, we’re exhausted—and flirty conversation on the way out the door is the last thing on our minds.
On a recent date night, however, my spouse slipped out before the sitter arrived; I stayed behind to ease the transition and get ready after he left.