We all want quality time with our husband or significant other. But, there are times when there just aren’t enough hours in the day, week, or even month. That’s where the 1 Hour Date comes in.
There are days when my husband and I barely have enough time to have dinner together, let alone plan a date.
Dating your spouse should be a priority. We all know it.
Going on a date is definitely a priority for us. But, let’s face, we have lives. And lives get busy.
Sometimes an hour or so is all you have.
Our daughter is getting old enough now where she has activities that require dropping her off and picking her up an hour or two later.
That’s not really enough time to have dinner and a movie or even go back home.
We are working on perfecting our “1 Hour Date“.
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Here are a few of our favorites.
Books and Coffee – This is a favorite quick trip for us. Our local bookstore has a coffee shop. We can buy a book or two and then skim over it while enjoying a latte. BONUS!!
Our first section to check out is usually the “Marriage/Relationship” section. We’ve found some really great books like these. Another type of book we often look for is a “daily” book. We like a great daily prayer or something fun like word and riddle of the day book. Travel books are fun too. Try this one.
Dream and Drink – Go buy a lottery a ticket and then get a cup of coffee and dream about all the things you will do when you strike it rich! For $10 you can sit and relax while dreaming and laughing about all the goofy stuff you’d love to buy or the trips you’ll take. No harm in dreaming right?
Here a few fun questions to ask each other when planning for your millions:
- Who is the first person you would call?
- When you collect your winnings and it makes the news, do you want to make sure they spell your name right or will you remain anonymous?
- Will you give money to charity? Save abandoned squirrel? Build schools in Antartica?
- Will you give anonymously or do you want to have a wing of the hospital named after you?
- What car will you buy?
- Will you quit your job?
- What will you buy “just because you can”?
- Do you want to take a fantastic vacation? If so, where?
- Will you buy anything gold plated? Maybe gold plated toilet seats.
Just Because We Can – Sometimes when we have only one hour together we get ice cream or a couple of indulgent desserts that we don’t have to share or explain to our daughter.
With your ice cream, you can take a drive or maybe even check out one of those neighborhoods you will move into when you get your millions. What house will you choose? Where will you put the pool and the 5 car garage?
These are just a few ideas to keep you connected to the one you love when you wish you had more time but don’t.
Do you have a favorite “1 Hour Date” idea? I’d love to hear it.
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