Date Night: Sips ‘n Strokes

With a baby on the way (five and a half months to go and counting), we know that our Date Nights are going to be limited. Granted, we have parents who will jump at the chance to baby sit for us, but we know that, like every other couple since the beginning of time, baby equals less couple time.

As a result, Tina and I try to go on a date night every week, even if it something as simple as just packing up our dinner and going out for a picnic.

Our date nights sometimes just consist of going to a “nice” restaurant. (I should note that for us, a nice restaurant is typically just one that has cloth napkins. I’m not talking gourmet dining – think more Ruby Tuesday with a coupon. Hey, we’re trying to be frugal, too!)

But last night, we did something we’ve never done before.

We went to Sips ‘n Strokes.

Sips ‘n Strokes is basically a painting studio where everyone is painting the same thing, guided by an instructor. Oh, and the Sips refers to the fact that you can bring in your own alcohol and get plastered while you are painting.

I’m not much of a drinker. Tina is pregnant (but otherwise could drink me under the table). As a result, we were more into the painting than the drinking last night.

This was so much fun! The painting last night was a bit of a musical abstract, and after three hours, this is what Tina and I ended up with. We could not be more pleased!

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  • Diane

    What fun !!! There are also places where you can paint ceramics and have them kiln fired. Think of it as a date and a souvenir :-) As to the date night thing- we never did this because it was way too complicated finding a sitter (Autistic children change everything). As a matter of fact , there have only been 2 nights that we have ever spent away from our son who is now 20 yrs old. You can survive and have a very happy, functional, alive marriage without date nights ( We are married 30 yrs ) where you get away from the kids. Let that be a comfort to you if things become so economically tight ( or other factors) that prevent you two from having date nights. They are nice, but NOT essential to a healthy, loving relationship. Communication is, and with some thought you can keep it alive no matter what life throws at you.
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  • Hanlie

    That sounds like a lot of fun! I can’t paint (or draw), but I can drink…
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  • Photo Kitch

    I think with the ‘Sips’ being involved, my ‘strokes’ would probably be pretty awful – but it would definitely be interesting to compare your paintings at the end of the session.


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