Saturday, April 10, 2010
Date Night Giveaway April 9 - 16
Time to combine two of my favorite things... date night and giveaways!
So, my hubby Rob and I recently went through a fab class with five other couples called The Marriage Course by Nicky Gumbel. More than ever, we realized that the best gift we could ever give to our kids was the security of a strong marriage (gasp, yes, even over a college fund). Somehow, Rob and I lost track of date nights. They had been replaced by family trips to Chuck E. Cheese, D.I.Y. projects, and having other families over for dinner (which are all good things mind you. By doing family things, we lost track of doing couple things. We forgot that we were suppose to keep dating.
Marriage should be fun. It should be thrilling! He should still be asking you out and you should still be shaving your legs! It's time to call in a favor to a friend or hire that babysitter down the street. It's time to take off the mommy jeans and put on the going out on the town jeans!
So here's the challenge: Get out your calendar and schedule three months worth of dates with your spouse. Next, line up a babysitter or if you're blessed, Grandma, for ALL of the nights. Also, commit to making these dates priority. It's too easy to blow off your time to make room for somehting else. If you do have to move a date, reschedule it that night. Take turns planning the dates. If you're on a budget crunch, consider scheduling the dates for a time when the kids are tucked in and be creative and exclusive about your time. After all, it's not about how much you spend or where you go. It's about spending spoiling your spouse with your attention and time.
And I'm all about helping one lucky couple. It's simple...
I have one ($25) gift certificate to Macaroni Grill. (If there is now Macaroni Grill near you...we'll make it work. No worries!) To enter, become a follower of Parenting in Blue Jeans. I will pick one lucky winner from the group on Friday night. So, good luck and book a sitter!