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Ben and I really don’t go out on that many date nights and frankly, we don’t do that many at-home date nights either because by the time we wrangle all four of our offspring into bed, we are way too exhausted.
I don’t know what it is, but I find the whole dinner-clean-up-bath-bedtime routine completely draining and for some reason our entire process literally takes like four hours and some part of my brain shuts down at 9 o’clock and I just want to be tucked in my own bed saying a prayer that the majority of them will sleep long enough for me to actually get some semblance of rest myself. (Spoiler alert: will not happen. Let me cry you a river about my introverted parenting.)
But once in a great while if the stars align and if we can find a babysitter and if our children aren’t sick and if I get a hair cut and don’t actually to style my own hair and if we get a night of sleep, we might just drag our buns out of a date night.
And one of our most recent date nights was trying out a local restaurant in our hometown, a gastropub called The Mulefoot, one those trendy, all-natural places that make everything, right down to the bread and butter from scratch. I’ve been dying to try it for a long time and was about to just swallow my cheap nature and pay full-price until a mother just happened to tell me look for a Groupon before I went — and lo and behold, we found one! The Groupon was so awesome and saved us at least $40, which equated to Another Drink For Mama and Also Chocolate Cake.
That was my first experience with Groupon but it was super simple to use and it worked perfectly. We had no problems whatsoever and honestly, it almost seemed to good to be true. All you do is buy the Groupon and then use it like a gift card. There are so many opportunities to use Groupon out there and if you’re anything like us, I would say put those Groupons to good use and force yourselves to cash one in for a badly-needed date night.
You can browse the Groupon website for all the deals, but I’ve also rounded up a few date night ideas for my local mamas in the house below:
A Day of Skiing
Beer Fest at Royal Oak Music Theater
Harlem Globetrotters At The Palace
Murder Mystery Dinner
This one sounds so fun and it’s half-off, so you get a $60 dinner for $29.99!
Um, this is actually for real and if you’re dying for a skydiving date and price is the only thing holding you back, now’s your time to jump on it. (Ha).
Just remember to check Groupon.com to search locally and keep in mind that quantities are limited and some listing expire within 24-48 hours, so you’ll have to check back on the site for new deals daily!! Groupon also has an app to make searching for deals a little more convenient and who knows — maybe date night will be a lot more exciting now.
Image via j&j brusie photography