Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Date night(s)

Date night.  Remember those?  Had one this calendar year?

Bill and I have made it a priority since Ian was out of babyhood to try and make it out monthly for a dinner not involving stick-on placemats or food on the floor.

Over the summer we linked up with a new babysitter after ours left for college.  We also found out about about a local church that offers Parent Night Out once a month from that both Ian and Ben can attend.

We have a couple of friends that also send their kids so the boys are comfortable knowing others.  Every month we have tried to take advantage and make dinner reservations.  This past weekend we tried a new tapas restaurant in downtown Raleigh.

Can we say that starting the weekend over cocktails and appetizers, followed by steaks and then dessert is sweet. Add that we sat outside and enjoyed the people watching while we lounged on their outside couches on a perfect fall night. We ended with a Krispy Kreme run and where else? Target without the kids!

The crazy thing was that we STARTED the week with a date afternoon to see the IMAX re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Hello what would have been a great date night in 1981 minus we were both six when originally released. So good! We have plans to see the re-release of E.T. next.  Something tells me we are not going to burn a date night on Breakin' 2, Electric Boogaloo if re-released.

A night of adult conversation, food that no one has to cut for anyone else, and the kids like the care?  Repeat on a monthly basis.

1 comment:

Beth said...

With everything that's going on in your life, you are so, so, so smart to make date night a priority. We have to start doing this. HAVE to. Before we get to the point where neither of us really WANTS to. :-(