Dessert @ Sweet Life
Banana cake w/ berry filling for her. Cream puff for him. Decaf for both.
While it would be much cheaper to grab ice cream from the grocery store or make something at home, getting out and about forces us to just chat (not stare at a screen) and do a little people watching.
Beer (or kombucha)!
Even though I'm not drinking right now, it's fun to be out and about among people socializing and having a good time. And a little bubbly kombucha makes it feel a little more special than sipping on a water or iced tea for me.
Coffee on a Saturday Morning
There's just something about slowly sipping a fancy cup of joe that makes it more exciting than in your living room, ya know? Plus, getting out of your PJs to get fancy cup is worth it (to me anyway).
While this one is harder to do with a child, it is easily achievable with the help of a grandparent or babysitter. Plus, a bike date can be just that (an easy spin down the bike path with a few stops for chatting or sitting) or it could be a commute downtown for a fun drink.
Trying a New Restaurant
Last weekend we tried out an Indian restaurant for the spice-wary manfriend! While he couldn't eat everything on the menu, he did enjoy a new experience. And even if you've been to the place before, but it's been a while or you try something you wouldn't normally order, that can make it feel like new.
These have a multipurpose benefit: it gets all three of us out in the fresh air, allows us a chance to chat, and calms the dog down when she's antsy pantsy. Lately, she's required at least two, if not three walks per day. I think she can tell something is about to change in her world!
Do you have any good mini date ideas or favorites to share?