One thing that Tim and I started doing a few months ago is movie night for just us, no kids. Years ago we got creative with “date nights in” when we had babies in the house and I wasn’t quite ready to leave them behind with a babysitter.
We’ve had dinner by candlelight in our bedroom, paired Monopoly with margaritas, planned dream vacations, read aloud in the tub, and even had a couple’s massage in our home after which we rolled off the tables and sunk into bed. How fantastically indulgent!
Here’s how our movie night works:
Each week one of us picks out three movies that we’d like to see. They can be similar genres or different. (Last week my choices were Band Aid, Atomic Blonde and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.) The other person watches the trailers and decides (he chose Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) on one sometime before Friday night. We then switch the next week and watch the other’s movie.
Doing it this way has saved us from sitting down at 8:00 on Friday night and spending precious time scrolling through movie options rather than choosing one we purposefully want to watch. It never hurts to make our way toward Friday with a little sweet anticipation.
Tonight we’ll be watching this from Tim’s picks. Anthony Hopkins’ character looks really quirky.
Cozy up and have a nice, safe weekend.
Have you seen any good movies lately?