It’s been one of those weeks… You know the kind where everything goes wrong, you never seem to stop running around, cleaning, and doing things, and where you just want to pull all your hair out if you have you have to calm down your toddler one more time.
I decided that it had been way too long since my husband and I had gotten out of the house – mainly because we just haven’t had the extra money to go do anything. I called up my sitter asked if she would come watch my son for a little bit that night and decided to surprise my husband with a cheap date. I figured it didn’t matter what we did, as long as we got out of the house and did something together.
I wanted to do something different. We didn’t have a lot of extra money and I had been wanting to try one of the Dating Divas‘ fun dates for awhile now so I choose one that I have had in the back of my mind to do for awhile now: The Bookstore Date.
My husband got home a few minutes early from work and I told him that I had a sitter coming after we had dinner. We both got dressed, ate dinner and headed out. I took him to Starbucks and we each got a drink and split an amazing blueberry crumb bread! We then headed to the bookstore (Books-a-Million) which just happened to be across the street.
I handed him the two task cards that I had downloaded, printed and stapled together from the dating divas website and told him to follow the instructions on the first three and then we would meet up. We had fun finding a recipe we wanted to make for each other, a magazine quiz, and a favorite childhood book.
We then decided to do the second task card together, so we wandered all over the bookstore chatting and trying to find the sections we wanted to be in as we found a poem for each other, a place we each wanted to travel to someday, and a funny joke (or more than one) to share! We spent about two hours including driving time and had a fun time sharing, talking, and laughing. It definitely made me ready to take on another crazy week!
- Babysitting: $10.00
- Starbucks drinks and dessert- $9.00
- Fun bookstore date – $0.
Total: $19.00. Not bad!!
What is your favorite fun date to do on Friday nights?