Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Transformation of date night
When Sean and I were first married date nights were frequent. We were up to date with all the current movies, we often ate at nice restaurants enjoying each others company. Then six years later little Wesley came along. I didn't think we'd ever have a date night again. But they returned once I felt comfortable leaving Wesley with my folks as babysitters. Sean and I would go out but all we talked about was getting home to Wesley, hoping he was doing ok with Noni and Papa. Afraid he was screaming the whole time we were gone. We wouldn't be gone long enough for a dinner and a movie so it was usually a quick meal before racing home. Then Greta came along and we began searching for anyone to dump these two kids on. My parents have taken them a couple of times allowing us some much needed time apart from the kids and some much needed time together. And that is the key phrase here "time together". It's not so much what we do, as long as we can get out together and enjoy each others company. So that's what we'll be doing this weekend. Getting out. Our definition of "date night" might be a far cry from what other people think. You see, our date night will consist of a quick bite to eat at the local rib joint and then a quiet peaceful jaunt through Lowes. And I can't wait. I think I'm officially old. I'm excited about buying a wax ring for the toilet and lumber for a dog house....on date night. Oh how things have changed.