Or the bills.
Or how our strange neighbor sits in their car for 10 minutes and waves to their house.
Don’t worry, they don’t read the blog.
I can’t speak for my husband but I will. An ideal date night for the two of us would involve the following:
– a sitter who we can depend on
– two healthy kids
– money. That comes in handy.
– somewhere to eat that doesn’t have screaming kids.
– a conversation that doesn’t involve our home life.
– food that I don’t have to count calories on my fitness app
– walking around somewhere where it is warm. (For 9 months out of the year, that is usually Target for us)
We like to live it up big here. Date night for us is usually Applebee’s, followed by a stop at Target to pick up something for the 7th grader for a school project followed by something the preschooler needs to bring for a snack. Then off to Starbucks (the most lavish part of the date) to get our hot chocolate. Then off to the grocery store.
Because any parent in America will tell you this:
It is a luxury to go to the grocery store.
At 10 at night.
Without other people’s kids too.
It is heavenly.
Just not on our date night.
Would we love to go to a fancy restaurant in the city and dance the night away?
But we did that.
When we were in our 20’s.
And someday we will get to do that again.
But for now?
We will take the time we get.
Holding hands, looking into each other’s eyes and planning our future.
Over our 2 for $20 specials.