Last night Hubs and I went to the church where I volunteer to help staff an event. We had a good time wrapping presents for little kids and just doing something different than our usual schedule of staying in. (Not that I’m complaining, I LIKE staying in.)
But afterward? We did something even better. WAY better. We drove around and looked at the Christmas lights in a neighborhood close to where we live. I noticed them as we were leaving the church and said something like, “Oooh, look!” And Wyatt, knowing me as well as he does, went straight instead of turning and then we spent fifteen to twenty minutes driving around slowly in a strange neighborhood. The cops didn’t come, so we must not have been too suspicious.
And you know what? It was the most fun date I’ve had in awhile. It’s not that I don’t like the other things we do. I just love Christmas lights.
I think of it this way, December is the easiest and cheapest dating time for him. Buy me dinner (or make it!) (or make it together!) and then take me for a drive. I’ll be happy. I promise.
And what does this teach us as newlyweds? To take advantage of the cheap date opportunity and do all our nights out in that month to save money? Maybe, but also to not be afraid to do the things that make us happy. Because is it lame to love Christmas lights and drive around random neighborhoods making comments about the snowman that’s tipping his hat and being super excited every time we see those purple LED lights? Yup. But do we care? Nope.
What about you? What are your Christmas favorites? No matter how cheesy!