Date Ideas: Lazy Dates

Most lazy activities don’t need much explanation—just an initial idea. So if you’re not feeling like being fancy, or even very active at all, but still want to spend time together, try some of these lazy date ideas.

Sit On the Front Porch

There’s just something about porch sitting that’s relaxing and conversational.

Read a Book Together

Get out a book and take turns reading. It’s funner than it may sound.

Go Fish (The Card Game)

The nice thing about Go Fish, is you can do it with any kind of cards, and it takes little if any mental power. “Do you have any yellow Skips?”

Whatever Task You’d Be Otherwise Doing… Together

Sometimes laziness comes out of a desire to not be doing something different than what you’re already doing. So, just do it together!

Popcorn and Talking

You can’t lose with this one. What girl can refuse a guy who says, “Let’s just sit and talk,” and what guy can refuse a girl who says, “Let’s make popcorn!”? Do both, and everyone’s happy.

Ride a Light-Rail Train Its Entire Route

Or a bus works, too. Light-rail might have more comfortable seats, though, depending on what city you’re in.

Surf the Internet (carefully)

Don’t wander aimlessly over the web, but get on Facebook or Twitter, and read each other’s walls. Find cool stuff to pin on Pinterest. Don’t do this every date, but it’s a date most people will enjoy on a lazy day.

Listen to Music Together

Admit it, you used to hang out with friends and just listen to music. Why not do it with a date? Plus you’ll find out their music preferences and values.

Sit in the Grass and Talk

Grass is great for that. Plus if there’s ever a lull in the conversation, you can always start a grass fight.

The Clockmaker

While Jenni was pregnant with Lunch Bucket, I decided to write a collection of childrens stories to read to our kids.  This was one of the stories I wrote.  It’s a little long – but it was intended as a childrens book.  I just thought it would be fun to share here:


The Clockmaker

Once upon a time there was a clockmaker. He could make large clocks, small clocks, blue clocks, green clocks, and just about any kind of clock you could think of. Whenever someone wanted a clock, they would come to the clockmaker’s shop, knock on the door, and say,

“Clockmaker, clockmaker! Where could you be?

I need a clock that is made just for me!”

And the clockmaker would come to the door and respond,

“I am the clockmaker, for heaven’s sake!

What kind of clock would you like me to make?”

Then the person would describe a special clock, such as one that chirped like a bird, or crowed like a rooster. Some would ask him to make a clock that grew out of the ground from a seed. Others would ask him to make a clock that sang, or danced, or laughed, and the clockmaker could always fulfill the request.

One day a man came to the clockmaker’s shop, pounded on the door, and said, Continue reading The Clockmaker