Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday Night Date Night

Eric and I had been married 9 years and 10 months when Alexander was born.  Instead of spending our 10 year anniversary touring the Greek Islands (as I had greatly anticipated), we were eating dinner at Torero's, discussing how amazing our less-than-2- month old son was to us.  I bet we were home within an hour to watch our son with he just laid there, wondering what in the hell we were doing staring at him.  By the way, I'm still holding out hope that I'll be spending my 20th wedding anniversary, opening a bottle of red wine, in the Greek Islands.   Enjoying a Friday night date night.

Every Friday, for 9 years and 10 months, we had date night. Be it dinner out, drinks with friends, a movie or a TV show we enjoyed, we spent every Friday night with no computers, no phone calls, no interruptions.  It was just the two of us, spending time together.

Here we are - 12 years and some odd months later.  And last week, we decided that our budget and a toddler will allow us to reinstate date night.  I love that our new date night means renting family movies.  Eating food that we make at home, rather than bar food.  We might have to hit pause to play trains with a toddler or put a toddler to bed.  But chances are good, I'll still open a bottle of red wine. And there will be no computers, no phones and no interruptions. Only this time...there are three of us.  Together. 

Any suggestions for a movie rental this Friday?


  1. I think they call that "Family Night". :)

    As far as movies, I hear Finding Nemo is good.

  2. the movies are totally personal...feeling family, feeling action, feeling frisky? but I do have friday night dinner...we make homemade pizza & eat with tv dinners watching a movie with the boys. pillsbury makes great crust and you add your own stuff. you can add as little or as much as you want and you don't have to pay delivery. it's easy (you don't need eric's help, you could kick him out and surprise him) it would be wonderful way to get A to help you. he could pour the cheese out of the bag... make faces with the ham or the pepperoni? good luck on your date night. there is nothing more important in life than to shut down, turn off and cuddle up with the wonderful boys in your life. love you, chell


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