Sunday, July 31, 2011
Date night for us married folks is few and far between. Who would have thought that we'd need to schedule time to be able to have dinner by ourselves... oh yeah. We have a kid.
The introduction of another human complicates the time we need to spend together as a married couple. And I'm simply talking about being able to spend some time together, minus a child, to eat and drink, talk about adult topics, giggle about adult things with having to explain what they mean in a G version and watch a scary movie and drink some more.
Now don't get me wrong. I love my kid. She's awesome! But I am a firm believer that a marriage can only be sustained when the spouses have some time to be together. Get back to WHY they got married in the first place.
So last night the kid spent the night at a friend's house.. she's at that age where it will be happening more and more. The husband and I went to Duffs for dinner....had a few drinks... discussed our upcoming trip. We then headed over to Borders to pick up some reading material for the plane ride... then Ice Cream. No, Tim didn't eat 2.. one is mine and I couldn't finish it. Then we made an exciting trip to the pet store.. ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh.. so adult. I know. We needed some cat food and treat for the new hamster. Some kitteh viewing was in order.
Then we went home.... oooooohhhhh.. exciting. Well, he made one more trip for vodka so we could have Vodka Tea while we watched a scary movie. That's Date Night... And after nearly 10 years of marriage and 14 years of being with my best friend, I had a wonderful time. Now we are off to mass to get the kid... and life resumes.