|Chad going for the kick in Paper Football.|
In reality, we just call it "date night", but we've come to regard it with such respect that it is pretty much sacred to us. No phone calls, no rainchecks, no multi-tasking. This is our time alone.
After talking to other couples, I realised that this idea was a popular (and much sought-after) one, but whether due to time or lack of inspiration, many couples don't implement this. So as we've been doing this now for over five years, I thought I'd help eliminate one of those reasons and start a new list of date ideas. Some of them may seem silly but as the point of date night isn't to be majorly productive, we didn't see this is as a problem...
#1: Old School Games
Remember games as a kid? Ones that didn't involve a power supply? Go down memory lane and share your favourite childhood games together. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Knucklebones/5 Stones
This was what I played when exams were over and you were simply sitting in the classroom filling time.
- Paper Football (see photo)
The less-painful version for the dining room table. See here for instructions. Or click here for a pretty entertaining video tutorial.
- Board Games (e.g. Twister, Candy Lane, The Game of Life)
- Fold paper airplanes
For added mileage, borrow an origami book from the library and learn how to fold different kinds of planes. Then set up a target area and try to send your planes into it.
Set up mugs around the room. Using crumpled-up pieces of paper as balls, try to get them into the mugs from a designated position.
Ok, this one is kind of cheating. But I think most people will agree that Pacman is a classic. If you have an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, download "Pac-Man Lite" for free and take turns trying to eat those white dots as fast as you can.