Mommy Myth: Always Stick to a Routine
All parents get into a routine. For us, after the children are asleep, we pick up around the house, discuss the next day’s schedule, and finish up what we didn’t get done earlier in the day (writing, organizing, watching the end of the T.V. show that we have been trying to watch for two days).
But last night, we didn’t do any of those things. My hubby mixed up a pitcher of margaritas. I found our favorite card games. And we drank, played cards, and laughed until our stomachs hurt. We didn’t even care that the toys from yesterday’s playtime were still scattered around the living room.
Getting out of our routine every once in a while keeps our relationship strong and gives us a little break from the everyday monotony that can overtake parents’ lives. So if you’re ready for a little break, here are a couple of yummy drink recipes and some of our favorite games for an impromptu fun game night with your love.
Quick and Easy Margaritas
- 12oz can of frozen limeade concentrate
- ¾ cup of gold tequila
- ½ cup of orange liqueur or Cointreau
- 4 cups of ice cubes
In a blender, combine limeade concentrate, tequila and Cointreau. Cover and blend until combined. With blender running, add ice cubes through opening in lid, blending until mixture is slushy. Makes 8 (5-ounce) drinks.
Spiked Vanilla Coke Float (My favorite!)
- 5 oz Coke
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- Ice cream or whipped cream
- Cherry for garnish
Fill glass with ice, pour vodka over ice and follow with coke.
Top with ice cream or whipped cream and a cherry
(For more drink ideas, check out my “Date Night” Pinterest board.)
Fun Games for Two
Fluxx is a silly card game where the rules and goals are always changing. This is our go-to game because it’s not complicated, the games are short, and it’s just plain fun.
Munchkin is supposed to be a spoof of Dungeons and Dragons, but, as one who has never played “D & D”, it’s a fun game without understanding the references. There are monsters, magic items, and silliness all around. You may use your “Boots of Butt-Kicking” to kill the vicious “Potted Plant”. Tons of fun and lots of laughs.
I love the cranium games, but this is by far my favorite because it’s quick, only needs two players, and you’re working with, not against, each other to win. You have cards with different objects on them, and need to get the other person to guess what they are by drawing, acting them out, and other silliness.
So, grab a drink and a card game and connect with your loved one. The chores can wait until tomorrow.
What’s your favorite board or card game to play with your love?