Thursday, July 31, 2008

Date Night

My mom is in town for a few days. Granted, she brought my sister's four kids with her, but it's still nice to have her around. Not only has she been working on rewashing all of Reagan's laundry from the hives breakout, she's been kind enough to let Bill and me get time to ourselves.

Take tonight, for example. After all the kids went to bed we went out on a date. Ok, not a real date, but it pretty much felt like one. We went to the grocery store. Alone. It was so relaxing and refreshing to casually stroll through the aisles and put things in the cart and read labels at leisure. Usually we have the girls and by the time we get to the sodas we are saying, "Ok, forget the rest of the stuff! We don't really need it. I'll go get in the checkout line and you bring up the rear after you run get a case of Diet Coke. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! We have to get out of here before they both spontaneously combust! Uh, oh. I already hear the little one starting. Eeewww! The other one has a dirty diaper strong enough to clear all of Shanghai! We've got to get out of here before someone calls in a hazmat team!" I don't believe it was coincidence that our grocery bill was much higher this week than it normally is.

Tomorrow night we get a real date night. One of those date nights we get about four or five times a year. We are going to a dinner and a movie and then we are standing in line with the rest of the Twilighters to get the fourth book when it comes out at midnight. I am SO looking forward to it!

22 comments:

Lynda said...

Ah, alone time/couple time is the very best. Enjoy every moment of it. Oh, and I meant to tell you that your little teacup photos are just amazing - the cutest thing ever!

MomMega said...

Yay for mom's coming to visit! Grocery shopping sans kids? That is nice. And I am soooo jealous of your upcoming date night. It sounds like my perfect date! ENJOY!

Joanna said...

Date night. Those are so nice. Soon, soon.

Can I just say that managing a book store for 5 years really took the excitement out of waiting in line for a book? Not because I got tired of books, but because I could see them before they came out. I miss that.

Tiffany said...

I will so be in line...but not on a date. Have so much fun, you totally deserve it.

Julie said...

The last time we had date night, we spent $100 at Borders--we were like 2 animals let out of a cage, except that we were hanging out at a bookstore like the nerds we are.

Have a blast! What's a movie, btw? I forgot.

Mama Mia said...

Enjoy....and relax

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scargosun said...

Enjoy your date night! Your DH is a prince to go to the g-store AND wait for the Twilight book.

Tami said...

Enjoy your date :)

I have to check in to this Twilight thing......how did I miss the craze??

Janet said...

That's awesome! We love to take our date nights at the grocery store! Oh, the way things change when you have kids. Lol! I hope you enjoy your dinner and a movie!

Kat said...

Have a great time on your date! What movie are you seeing? And all of you talking about THE book is making me rethink my decision to just get it from the library...

Heather said...

I'll be in line at midnight too!!! AHHHHHHHHH.....

Michelle said...

All I have to say is Hallelujah for grandparents. They are wonderful!

And enjoy your REAL date tomorrow. But ummm what's a Twilighter?

Jen said...

A date night, I kinda remember what this is...
Good for you that you got to get out. It is just so awesome to kinda rediscover your husband with out kids. Enjoy him and the new book. (I feel really behind since I am just starting the first one.)

Jill said...

Ahhh a date night. I'm so jealous. Write all about it so I can live vicariously through you for awhile...

Deanna said...

My DH and I can enjoy a stroll through the grocery store too! When you have kids you learn to enjoy any moment together! So glad you are getting some "date" time!

Deanna said...

oooooo...date night! I miss those! I took them for granted. waaaahhhh!

I hope ya'll have fun!

Lynda said...

I made your Squash Casserole and it is fantastic!

Sherry Martschink said...

Enjoyed finding your blog. Date night at the grocery store? Reminds of when we used to have date night walking the aisles at Lowe's.

Sherry
www.blondesherry.blogspot.com

joyce said...

Enjoy your night! WAHOO! for grandparents. We just got back from five days in Vegas sans kids...

joyce said...

Enjoy your night! WAHOO! for grandparents. We just got back from five days in Vegas sans kids...

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