How many of you are parents to young children? People who are super busy? Maybe don’t work the same shifts very often. Well here are 5 Games to play on a Breakfast Date with Young Children, easy dates to do at home in the morning over coffee to spend some quality time together, while still minding children.
I used to have a monthly series on my blog called the Date Night Challenge, all date ideas you can do at home once the kids are in bed. The idea was sometimes parents don’t have a chance to get out of the house very often, but you should still have a chance to connect. Doing dates once the kids are in bed is a great way to still have a chance to see each other and still get quality time. Well ironically enough, I had to stop doing that series because frankly we were too tired at the end of the day. Movie date nights are pretty much the norm in this house and not exactly a lot of scope to blog about. But they are a perfectly acceptable way to connect and relax at the end of a long day working and chasing young children.
How to connect on a Weekend morning
A new tradition has been developed on Sunday mornings, we have coffee or tea, and play some games. Doing our quality time and dates in the morning is easier on us, we are both alert and have energy so we are able to do more together. The thing is, we have little children, so whatever we do can’t have a million pieces, take a long time to set-up or take-down. Unless, they happen to be going to the park for an hour with Grandpa, then we can.Too tired for #datenight? Try a #breakfastdate with your sweetie. Click To Tweet
Here are 5 Games to play on a Breakfast Date with Young Children:
A new personal favourite of ours to play together. The kids do like the colourful stones, but it’s easy to play even with distractions.
My amazing hubby bought me a travel (I think, it’s awfully small and doesn’t have a game board) Harry Potter Trivia. Poor guy had no idea what he was in for, like he could possibly beat me at Harry Potter trivia! It was an amazing gift and we love playing it now.
We like Mille Bourne, not too many cards to set up and the games chttp://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=6710&action=editan be super short. We usually only play one or two hands, not the whole game to 5000 points. I like cribbage as well for ease of playing and being to play only a few hands at a time.
We like Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, but there are a lot of pieces, so we have to make sure the kids are distracted for awhile and we play a shorter version.
My sister uses these as wedding presents, a great way to open up conversations with people and connect on a different level. Usually, with questions you wouldn’t even think of asking normally. Such as, if you could have a dinner with three people, anyone alive or dead, who would they be. If you could go on vacation right now, where would you go. They are a really fun way to discover what someone is thinking about something when you may not know otherwise.
What are your favourite ways to connect with your partner while the kids are around and you are home? Any fun ways to spend quality time while exhausted and on no sleep?
I used to do a blog series called Date Night Challenge, check out some of these easy date night ideas below.