My husband and I are both blessed to have parents who not only love each other, they love to be together. They choose to be together. They truly enjoy life together. We are aware that is rare and we have been blessed in our own marriage by their example.
So when I say that we haven’t been on a date in a long time, don’t feel bad for us or fear for our marriage. My husband prioritizes his time in such a way that every evening, we spend together. In many ways we don’t need to go anywhere to go on a date. Every evening we talk, hang out, laugh, catch up on our day’s events. We drink our tea and play Scrabble. It seems so normal to us that when one of us has something to do in the evening, it kinda throws us.
But that does not negate the fact that it is not only fun to go out, we need to go out to get a break from the routine of life. Last Saturday night our amazing babysitter came over and we got to go have a night on the town. We are always tempted to stay in our own neck of the woods but the truth is that there’s not a whole lot to do around here, so we headed into the big city.
We had dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse and dessert here. Amazing place! Neil laughed so hard at one point that he snorted coffee up his nose which made me laugh really hard. Then we tried to act urban and cool.
We went to see Macbeth at St. Thomas, and really enjoyed it. At intermission, we realized that we had to get home in order for our babysitter to make curfew, so we left. We’ll catch the second half next season.. on our next date!