Even though baby is taking a lot of your time, if not all, you absolutely have to give yourself a break. You need it for your sanity, but also to keep your relationship alive. So, after having spent weeks locked up inside 24/7 to take care of your little treasure, the time has come to enjoy the company of the people that surround you. Is grand-ma or godfather free? Alright, let’s go out then!
Small budget, big playing field
With about $25, the first thing that comes to mind is the traditional movie date. Though that is a great idea – we all enjoy a good movie – taking the time to be together and talk could be more beneficial. Ask someone to babysit for part of the day and take advantage of the nice weather to get some fresh air. Walking, biking, roller blading…why not try one of the many Quebec Trails? Getting some oxygen into your lungs will do you good and it won’t cost you a dime! Then you can spend your money on a coffee or even better, on ice cream!
Broadening your field of interests
With $50, you have access to all sorts of exhibitions. From museums to the various fairs and shows on renovating or recreational vehicles, there is a world of opportunities to nourish your passions! Festival season also offers many chances for going out. You can enjoy artistic, culinary or entertainment activities, many of which are free. Actually, if you choose to go for one of these free activities, why not spend the unused budget on crafts or artistic products discovered on site!
For $75, you can combine both relaxation and fun. For instance, Le Finlandais spa located in Rosemère only costs $25 per person after 6pm. So to fully enjoy your night out, you could grab a bite to eat beforehand at restaurant Toi, moi & café located near the spa. Besides tasting their delicious coffee, you’ll be able to eat well and enjoy the bistro ambiance without breaking your budget.
Get your mind off things
Also delicious and fun, with more than $100, you can indulge yourself with a nice meal and a good bottle of wine. If you really want to get your mind off things, buying a pair of tickets to go see a comedy show or a play is an excellent idea. Whether it is in Terrebonne, Laval, Sainte-Thérèse, etc., theatres outside Montreal are a great option to avoid excess spending. You won’t have to pay too much for parking, you’ll avoid unpleasant surprises when coming out of the show, like having to take a 30-minute detour because of road work, but most of all, tickets will be more affordable. And now that you’re all dressed up, with your make-up on and your hair done, you might as well start your evening by going for a drink and have fun flirting with your boyfriend. Le Balthazar, at Centropolis inLaval, is a great place to discover, especially for Quebec-brewed beer lovers!
Of course, after five minutes, you’ll start talking about the kids. But still, for a short moment, you will have rediscovered the woman and the lover in you. And that is priceless!