Archive for October 28th, 2010

28 Oct 2010

Date Night

4 Comments Personal Crap

I didn’t post today and it’s 11:22PM. I can still get it in under the wire!

The Husband and I went out without the Child tonight for the first time in MONTHS. MONTHS! We got a babysitter, (which I’m terrible at being okay with), left later than we meant to, hit traffic, and showed up 20 minutes late for our reservation at an incredible restaurant which we had to leave by 7:30 to make it to the show we were seeing at 8:00.  I was trying not to bitch, but I bitched anyway. “Our one night out and it’s already stressful! I don’t want to be stressed! I want to be relaxed. That’s the whole point of this! Argh.”

I finally took some deep breaths and decided to calm it down. Traffic eased up, we showed up to eat, we ate amazing food with incredible service and delicious wine. We made it to the show and enjoyed it. We even manage to talk about some things that had nothing to do with our son. Not a lot of things, but some.

At intermission I called the babysitter to make sure all went smoothly. She didn’t answer her cell. She didn’t answer the home phone. Then her cell. Then the home phone. Then the cell, the home phone and the cell. I panicked. Russ went in to watch the second act. I went into the bathroom with the phone. She finally picked up and told me everything was great. I took a breath, and went back into the theater.

We had a great talk on the way home. We held hands. We walked in the door and heard about Garrett’s night. Then, when the babysitter left, we went into his room to let him know we were home. That’s something my folks always did, no matter how late, whenever they came back from a night out. Garrett barely opened his eyes, said “I missed you”, and went back to sleep. He’s so dreamy.

The Husband and I need to take more time together, just us. It’s so rare that I almost feel pressure for it to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be us. And one of the coolest parts about it is the coming home to our son. I love being in this family. I feel lucky that I had a good date with my man. I hope he calls me for a second date soon.

How often do you get to go out with your spouse? What do you normally do on your dates?