family date night / 01
Eric and I used to have date night every Thursday. We'd put Rooney to bed and then watch a movie or paint a wall or eat ice cream or work in the basement together. We each got to pick every other week what we wanted to do (we have very different love languages so after 7 years of marriage we realized that was the best way for us to do it).
Fast forward to now when Rooney doesn't go to bed until 8:30, and Eric goes to bed at 9:00. This does not leave us adequate time for a date. :( So last week we made the most of it and had a family date night!
It started with yoga. None of us do yoga on a regular basis but it's something we'd like to do more of. I found a great app called Super Stretch that is geared toward kids but was perfect for all of us as beginners. I used to think that you didn't get the benefit of yoga if you don't do the pose correctly or breathe at the right time, but when a child is your instructor you totally realize that it's fine to just do your best!
We did the 15-minute routine three times, because Rooney was so into it. Afterward, we gave each other back massages with coconut oil (Rooney loves to rub it on us) and ate ice cream.
It was a really fun time as a family to try something new, get active and laugh!