Friday, May 30, 2008

Wonderful Family + Sleepover 4 Bubs = DATE NIGHT!!!

Well hang me upside down, paint me pink, and smack me silly!! I've got a date!

"How?", you ask.

'Cause I've got a fabulous Mom, Dad & Aunt D. who are keeping the Bubs overnight so Hubby and I can stare at each other over dinner and try to think of a topic of conversation that doesn't revolve around parenting. Wish us luck. I kid of course since we are usually able to find things to talk about that don't totally center around our Bubs. We love him, but we have vowed not to be the couple that, as their marriage continues, suddenly realizes that we don't have a thing to talk about and nothing in common.

Thinking about dating takes me back to our first few, relaxed and uncomplicated. To put it simply, he got me. There's a quote by Drew Barrymore that comes to mind about dating, "Let your freak flag fly, and if someone doesn't get you, move on". Thankfully, he got me and my odd sense of humor and my weird southern way of talkin' so I didn't have to move on. He was the first man I'd met that was honestly interested in me as a person and didn't take off runnin for the hills once he got to know me. Quite the opposite, in fact. He told me he loved me after about a week and trust me, Y'all, I felt the same way. Ahhh.......Excuse me while I have a moment of silence to remember that moment.........................

So I'm off to break out the bushhog (aka my razor), slather on some smell goods, slap some makeup on, blow out my frizzy locks with a ginormous round brush and figure out what to wear. It's been so long since I've felt like a girly-girl with my hubby, it's pitiful! Don't get me wrong, the man tells me I'm beautiful when I've got bed-head and not a lick of makeup on, but it's always fun to get all beautificated and know he appreciates the effort.

The only thing is, we are having a hard time deciding what to do. What do you do when you folks have a chance to go on a date night?

I saw this pic and I couldn't resist.


Jonny's Mommy said...

Awesome! You two so deserve this night alone! It's been so long!

I'd say do something where you can just hang out and feel relaxed. Go to the book store, get some coffee and go window shopping -- don't go to a movie because you'll just be sitting there in silence and not talking. And don't go to a restaurant you know is going to be packed. Then you can't really talk.

You need to reconnect, so maybe even a night on the couch with a DVD and some serious make out time...though I'm sure you've done some of that already. Please, however. . . spare us the details. :-)

Just kidding.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Joanna said...

*smack, smack* You silly nut! :)

My hubby has been the only person that got me. I usually get the strange looks and people slowly back away from me.

Yeah, I miss dating too. Who cares what you do? Hello alone time!

VerrySherry said...

oh how great! YOu shoul dhave so much fun! We always stake out a new to us both, we love food!! I'm more partial to movies and he is more partial to pubs, so we focus on the food and usually mix in a bit of both. Our real dates happen on the golf course and a quick bite or beer following, love the tranquil outdoor and easy pace of couples' golf--that is, if you're having a good game.
have a blast with whatever you do!!