Date Night Every Night

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!

 

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2 thoughts on “Date Night Every Night

  1. Date nights out aren’t very often for us either. With a nursing baby, I have about a 3 hour window before I gotta get back. Plus, the more babies we’ve had, the harder it is to find someone to watch them. 🙂 But we put them all down by 8:15, so every evening is ours. We do similar things, watch movies, tv, play a game or two, or just talk. I always hear people say to make date night a priority for your marriage. But it’s those every-night dates that keep us together. Not the rare dinner on the town, although fun. Congrats on staying connected.

  2. How about, next time I babysit, me and the kids act out the second half of Macbeth for you? Adding in characters such as Huntertito =P Of course, editing it for child-appropriateness would be quite a task…

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