Week 2 of Project 52: Date Nights has all ready brought upon challenges. The original plan was to roast marshmallows outside in Nathan’s new fire pit from Christmas. Then it snowed the night before our date night. And the 17 degrees temperature didn’t melt the snow in time. Way too cold. Lesson #1: Blame the weather.
Then I thought of borrowing the Super Mario Brothers game from our neighbor and playing it on the Wii. Yes, this is the same neighbor who makes the kids do push ups for candy on Halloween. He is the best neighbor ever. And I mean that sincerely. He offered to let us borrow the game because it is so awesome. Except he was going to play the game that same night as our date night with his girlfriend. Dang. Lesson #2: Blame the neighbor.
So… the day of our date I still had nothing. I dug deep into my creative mind and came up with a simple game. A game that Nathan and I have both been afraid to try. A game that all of you, I’m sure, have heard of but called by many names. In our case, I’m calling it First Words. It’s where someone say a word and the second person say the first thing that comes to mind. Nathan and I have avoid playing First Words because we are not good at thinking off the top of our heads under pressure.
After the kids went to bed, Nathan and I cut out the game cards I made. Then we warmed up some apple pie and had date night in our room. We love it so much that we decided to hang out there for the night. The game didn’t turn out too bad despite our nervousness trying something new. We had a great time laughing and discussing our answers and why we thought of whatever it was that came to mind. Lesson #3: Trying something new together makes it easier to do.
Nathan said: This was a fun and simple date night. It was especially nice to relax and enjoy our newly finished bedroom. The word game led to a fun conversation about past experiences and memories related to certain words. We laughed and talked and had some time to ourselves without any distractions.
Want to play the game for your date night? I conveniently made this PDF print out of the First Words game cards for you. These are the cards we used. Have fun and tell me about your date.
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