2016 is a leap year, which means today – February 29th – is a bonus. An extra day that comes just once every four years. So how are you going to make the most of today? Perhaps with a daytime date?
Given it’s a Monday, most answers of how you are spending the day will be an unavoidable working. Not to worry I am joining you in that answer. I would love to say I’m out with the lovely husband as you read this, but more than likely I am struggling over manuscript edits and data collection. Fun.
Even though it is a Monday I thought today, being leap day, would be a good day to remind myself, and all you lovely readers, that we really should be making time in our busy days for the ones we love and importantly to make the most of our time together (you know more talking, learning, growing… less Netflix).
Since we have some extra time today, and it is a romantic day if you believe in the Irish legend of women proposing on leap day, I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas for daytime dates.
Recently the lovely husband has been away working, luckily he has been able to make it home for the day each Sunday. Being appreciative of the time we have together, we have been trying to make the most of it with a daytime date. It is so easy to fall into a routine, and while brunch and a nap is on the top of my Sunday to do list, napping (as delightful as it is) probably isn’t nourishing my marriage.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Daytime dates are actually kind of fantastic (or at least we think so!). Being completely honest as I get older going out is losing its appeal most nights. 9 pm is more pyjama time, less cocktail time. With each year life seems to get busier, and we don’t even have the babysitter issue to contend with. So as much as it pains me to admit to this, staying home with the fur children, in my pyjamas with a nice glass of wine is usually preferable.
But during the day, when the sun is shining and I’m fuelled by espresso, we’ve realized why wait for sunset to go on a date? Making the most of daytime hours is a great way to connect, and explore your community.
Daytime Date Ideas
Road Trip. If you are like me at the moment you are itching for a trip, but short on time. Feed your wanderlust with a short day trip outside of our city. Look an hour or two outside of your home and you may be surprised what you find – cafes, markets, hidden gems waiting to be discovered. A short road trip will allow you to experience something new together, escape your routine and come back refreshed.
Learn. Take a class together – cooking, painting, rock climbing. Use your imagination and perhaps you will find a new passion that you can share.
Tour. Be a tourist in your own city. Check out a museum, a local monument or park. Or for a really fun afternoon tour a local brewery, craft breweries and distilleries are popping up all over. Spend the afternoon sampling some new brews and cheers to your love.
Eat. Have an indoor picnic. Move the coffee table, spread out a blanket and enjoy a sampling of your favorite treats, or get something new from a local producer you haven’t tried before. Best part of an indoor picnic is all the romance without having to worry about the weather or ants crashing your party. And no one said daytime dates at home couldn’t include wine!
Hope you enjoy my suggestions for a little daytime romance! And let me how do you like to spend the day with the one you love?