So… DH took John Green’s advice and started planning 20 months ahead for our 20th wedding anniversary, only to have Covid come and destroy our plans to go to Portland (with MIL taking care of the children).
Now we’re at home.
What should we do?
I suggested leaving the kids at home and just like driving to a corn field to make out, but it turns out we don’t live in the Midwest anymore and it’s hot and we’re no longer teenagers. (Disclaimer: We did not have children when we were teenagers, though we did have siblings.)
There’s not really any beautiful nature to drive to within a 3 hour radius. We haven’t been ordering take-out mainly because none of the places we would want to order take out from are open for business. *crying*
I’m feeling a bit more bummed than I ought. We usually just do a fun or fancy meal out for our anniversary, though some years we have had adventures. We’d been planning something special which we never do and now we can’t. And we can’t just go to the city to eat something fun or order something fancy in our town like we would do most years. I am at a total loss.
A friend recommended renting a movie, but I don’t even know what’s out there. Also I only like uplifting happy movies that don’t have TSTL characters… and I have a hard time with movies that are longer than 90 minutes (though I did recently rewatch most of Howl’s Moving Castle with the kids, which is 2 hours).
Do you have any suggestions? What would you do for an important anniversary or birthday or other celebration?