My very wise mama told me that it is always important to set aside time to be a couple, no matter how little money you have or how busy you are with life.
My hubby and I have followed that advice (thanks mom;) and we have a date night every Saturday night. We only actually get to go out once a month because sitters are very expensive and not in our budget, but we try to create dates at home each week we don't have a sitter.
Well, this past Friday (we could get a sitter for Friday, so it was moved) we actually got to go out. We were thinking of fun, but affordable things to do and I had a silly, ok kind of ridiculous idea. We have season pass tickets to a kid's amusement park nearby and there are rides my kids can't go on - so we never attempt them. I talked my unwilling hubby into venturing into the park for the last hour without the kids.
To say he was reluctant is an understatement. He did not want to go, but we hadn't done anything active, fun and silly with just the two of us in awhile so we went. This park has many water slides and rides and a roller coaster. We hit most of the major ones. We only spent a bit more than an hour there, but by the time we left, we were laughing and promising to do it again. It was a blast! Yes we got some weird looks when people realized we did not have kids with us, but whatever - they probably weren't having as much fun:).
It set the mood for the whole night and reminded us how important it was to just let loose and have fun every once in awhile:). It always is a good reminder we're actually not that old.