Rob and I still date after 16+ years of being married. No ball and chain here--we enjoy each other. But I see the day coming when Rob and I will have to figure out ways to plan home dates. The Ancestor is rapidly growing more fragile and unable; physically and mentally, she is falling apart, fast. This frequently panics me, for a variety of reasons, but just now I only want to speak to ways to prevent us from turning into a dateless couple. (Just so you know, I'm not averse to hiring a gramsitter sometimes, except that I have discovered by sad experience that these are exceedingly hard to come by--much harder, it seems, than a babysitter. But that is a topic for a whole nother blog post.)
Home date ideas are what I'm looking for.
So, from the link above I pulled out these possibilities:
•settle in for a movie and eat junky movie food
•play computer games
•play board games
•put together family photos
•have a romantic dinner with soft music and candlelight
I plan to put on my thinking cap and add to this list, but I thought I'd throw it out here and see if any creative minds come wandering by.