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These days date nights are a rare thing. With my wife’s job, my job, kids, baseball, church, school, and life in general, time alone is hard to find. When we do go out we usually have kids in tow. Even our 13 anniversary was a family affair. When we are alone, she wants to stay home, watch tv, and then sleep. I can’t blame her. I feel the same way. But we all need that special time with the special person in our life. So I decided enough was enough and it was time to make it happen. I created this Dad’s guide to a successful date night. I have included my “Date Night Essentials” for you.
First thing you need to do is go shopping. I went to Walmart and picked up some date night essentials. These are more like date day essentials. I want her to have energy and no excuses for our special night. If I have learned anything over 13 years, it is that I have to get her in the mood or the date is not happening. If she is stressed out or tired, it is not happening. So I got a few things to help the day leading up to our date and our date night run smoothy. I picked up some sticky notes to make this fun and sweet.
- Nexium 24HR (May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.)
- Just one day. All-day, all night frequent heartburn protection.
- #1 prescribed acid blocker brand (Based on IMS health data: total Nexium® prescriptions 2006 – 2014).
- This will allow us to enjoy her favorite meal. Heartburn to follow her favorite meal is not a fun way to spend the evening.
- More Healthy Days, More Healthy Nights
- With over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes, Emergen-C offers the formula, flavor, fix, and FUN you’re looking for!
- After a long work day, morning and evening with the kids, and all the running around she has to do all day, this is a must!
- Advil Tablet Vial
- Use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold.
- Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil, and nothing works on more pains than Advil (among OTC pain relievers).
- Headaches are a major pain on date night. This is very important!
- Because she loves it!
After shopping at Walmart I went home and got everything ready for this exciting day leading up to our date night!
On the sticky notes I left clever messages. She loves a little laugh.
By the bed, for first thing in the morning.
At the bottom of the note it said to “see the medicine cabinet” where note #2 was left.
At the bottom of this note it said to “see the coffee pot” where I left note #3.
I wish I could have seen her face when she saw each note and gift. She called and was very excited about our date night. And there will be no excuses. This date night was going to happen!
And it did!
This date night was a huge success. Try this idea on your husband or wife. Sometimes they just need the tools to help make it happen. These items along with my sweet gestures was just what she needed.
What items would you include in your date night essentials?