Do you date?
I’ve been trying to get out for a date with my husband for two months. We’ve got children that are old enough to babysit, we’ve got working cars, we’ve got a few buck’s stashed away in my purse for dinner, WHY CAN’T WE GO!?
We tried to steal away last night. We ran out the door and sat down at a local eatery. The first phone call began this way, “Mom, let me give you some background story before I present the problem at hand.”
I sat through a 10 minute explanation of who said what, who pushed who, who slammed what door. DH kept eating and trying to divine what was being said. Things, of course, never really recovered from there. We ended up at home. We’ve had several of these half-start dates recently, and I’m just wondering one thing.
When will I ever get to be alone with the love of my life again?
Am I going to need to wait yet another decade until a bunch of them are out of the house? I honestly thought that I had put in my time. I don’t have tiny children anymore. Now they’re just all big enough to put on a home production of the Lord of the Rings’ final epic battle in the family room. But it’s not even always fighting. Sometimes it’s a little too much fun, ending up with the same house damaging results, of course.
Have you successfully dated recently? Help me! I’d like to make it successfully through a dinner out! I’m not asking for the moon, here, just maybe some chocolate cake. Ideas?