Date Night, Canasta style. K (the husband) taught me Canasta shortly after we were married, and I don’t think he’s won a single hand of it since. Yes, Canasta is known as an old people game, but I kid you not, it’s the best. If you haven’t ever played you can check out the rules HERE. You can also play it in pairs, we’ve only done it once but was a blast! If you’d be down for a Canasta game night, let me know :]
We’re still working on this whole weekly date night thing, but we’re doing pretty well making sure we get one at least once a month. Canasta is one of our go to games to help wind down. It goes by pretty quickly, at least if you play with me. Letting the pile build more than a dozen cards or so is very, very hard for me, haha.
I usually end up with so many cards that I can’t spread them out and actually see what I have, or they fall. Meanwhile, giant hand K never ends up with that problem, but that’s probably due to me grabbing the pile too fast, or, the aforementioned giant hands.
Our dogs like to guilt trip up when they aren’t invited to date night, by looking adorable, and slightly miserable, by the baby gate. They eventually just all asleep, and Luna will whine a bit, so I tend to cave, but every once in a while it’s a puppy free date night.
Date nights, or just any time with K really is my favorite thing ever. I’m not a fan of games, haven’t ever been one to want to do game nights very often, but with him, I even love playing games! Who knows, maybe an actual game night, with more than him and I is in our future :].