Does anyone else feel like day-dates are completely underrated? I’m fully raising my hand right now. At first, when I thought about it, I didn’t really think I went on day-dates. But then I realized that the beauty of day-dates is the low-expectation-fun. You don’t have to see a matinee for it to be a day-date, you could be grocery shopping, gardening, walking the dogs, or even running errands. It’s less about what you’re doing and more about who you’re doing it with. I’ve come to realize that the weekend is basically one long day-date for me since Paul and I spend most weekends doing what I described above. We have our date-nights as well, but for the most part there are things to do and we like to do them together.
I dread the grocery store, especially on the weekends, but Paul doesn’t seem to mind going. I’m always rushing around to get the items on my list while he leisurely browses. For the longest time I avoided going shopping with him, it just never seemed fun to me, but I have a newfound appreciation for doing small things together.
Since Paul works during the week and we are limited to morning and evenings together, I have to take quality time with him when I can get it. Lately that has meant less conventional “date” activities, but honestly, activities can get old and sometimes sampling food at Costco and buying our favorite junk snacks is more fun. I can’t believe I just said that.