Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Date Night Clearance

Afternoon Readers,

Four months. Not only is this the amount of time it's been since someone yelled, "Hey, lady. You look great in those yoga pants," and actually meant the person behind me, but it's also the amount of time that's passed since Husband and I've gone on a date. Well, it's actually been three-and-a-half months, but, by the time our scheduled night out gets here, we'll be rounding out four months.

Sometimes you guys are just soooo specific. Chill out.

Besides the obvious circumstance of birthing a new child, and previously being too wide to fit in any movie theater seat known to man, Husband and I haven't attempted to go anywhere on our own, for lack of clearance.

"Why didn't you just go out? You're adults." You say.

And to you, I reply, "Why do elephants gallop majestically through the Serengeti, by moonlight, with the wind whipping delicately through their tail hair?"

Because that's life, my friends.

Once you become a parent, there is no more running out for date night. No more, "Let's head to that quaint little flea market, grab those matching 1950s his and hers sleds, and head to Apple Bees."

No, no. The stars must align. The children must be out of earshot. You must tempt Fate with a fifty and ask that she please look away for a moment. After doing all this, I approached Husband.

"I got the tickets to the concert you wanted to go to."

He stared in disbelief. "We can't."

I winked. "We can. I already got a babysitter."

"Blackmailed or coming of her own free will?"

"She agreed without coercion, sir."

"And the tickets?"

My shoulders relaxed. "Paid for with real money. These aren't the ones I make out of construction paper and tell you to turn in for "One free hug" on Valentines Day."

He knit his brow. "And you went around to all the neighbors and told them they aren't allowed to have an emergancy we'd have to help out with that night?"

"Yep."

"We have something wear?"

"One choice outfit and two backups for instances such as baby spit-up or freak toothpaste accidents."

"Money for gas, junk food, and a "This is the only beer I'm drinking tonight because I'm broke but still want to look hip and young" beer?"

"What do you take me for?"

"You're a saucy lady."

"I know."

So, barring any natural disasters, we're off to date night, in two weeks...I hope.

Until Next Time, Readers!














29 comments:

  1. You certainly know how to keep romance alive in a marriage, lady! GOOD LUCK on avoiding floods and/or crazy drivers!!

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    1. We are the most romantic people we know. Mainly because we don't see anyone anymore, so we have to assume that.

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    1. I'd like to think so...even though it's far from true. I'm quite "un-saucy" 99.9 percent of the time.

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  3. Good luck, friend. I hope you get laid. Or get to lay down. Whichever works.

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    1. You think I'll get to lay down? Oh, bless you, dear.

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  4. I am giddy for the two of you.

    Giddy, I say! Enjoy, you crazy kids.

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    1. I'm a little giddy thinking about it. Any excuse to feel giddy about our extremely active social life...ha!

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  5. Jealous, I am. Still waiting for the next visit from my mother-in-law. Have fun!!

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    1. We're just lucky to have family brave enough to watch our off-spring. I love and fear for all of them.

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  6. Good for you. I can't even remember the last date night I had & I didn't even just have a baby.

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    1. Yes, it was a little spontaneous. Which is why we won't be going out again for another six months, I'm sure.

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  7. Looking forward to hearing the details! Hope the stars align, there are no emergencies and no baby-spit/toothpaste issues.

    Teri

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    1. I can't promise any solid documentation, but there will be details. That way, all you guys can remember the last time Husband and I got to leave the house together. We all know this is a total fluke.

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  8. Have fun and please have an extra cocktail for me!

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  9. Oh my gosh. I know I should be happy for you, I know...but mostly I'm just jealous. Jelly, jelly, jealous! Because it has been (drumroll) SIX YEARS since hubby and I went out sans children. SIX YEARS!

    Hand me that paper bag....

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    1. It's ok, Dweej. This will definitely not be happening for years to come. That's why you must keep blogging and entertain my stay at home self.

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  10. Sounds heavenly -- mostly the part about the beer. Have a great time!

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    1. Beer is heavenly. I shall order another one in your honor, Kim!

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  11. Oooh, have fun. We never get out for date night either, we went to dinner a few weeks ago and talked about the kids the whole time because we have no life.

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    1. I'm glad we're not the ones. Every time we chance to get out, we end up talking about the kids the whole time, as well. Ya gotta love that you get out of the house, but not really..LOL

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  12. Hi Paige, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Finding the Funny.

    Oh my gosh. You are too funny. I know of what you speak. Theoretically, things should be easier now since all our kids (6 of them, if you're counting) are teens now, so we should be able to just saunter on out the door when the notion hits us. But alas, though there are no more spit-up incidents, there are plenty of those "I'm gonna kill him if he looks at me" incidents. We can no longer get a babysitter, cuz what's a 16 y/o girl going to add to the mix? What we need these days is a bouncer, and they're harder to come by than you might think. I truly hope you enjoy your date night. I'll be date-nighting vicariously through you, if you don't mind.

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  13. You go, Girl! Be crazy and have two beers. Ellen

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  14. You guys truly know how to go all out! Hope you have blast...be careful too. It's always a fear of mine that when I cut loose of the kids I might start running and not turn back? Enjoy!

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  15. Oh the pressure of finding something else to talk about over a candlelight dinner than your kids when your kids are all that you do all day. It always helps me to knock back a few. : )

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  16. That is so perfect. We have friends with two kids who go out like it is no big deal. Apparently they have multiple sitters to choose from, and their kids go to bed peacefully. If I didn't like them so much, I would unfriend them for making me look like such a basketcase. I don't know how people do it- I am perfectly graceless at making dates happen. Oh, well.Someday! :)

    Love this post!

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  17. Sometimes I think I'll take a break from my life and just let you and your hubs have all our conversations for us - they sound ever so familiar. :)

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  18. New follower from YKIHAYT Blog Hop!!



    I can SO relate to this! My husband and I went out on a date for the first time in almost a YEAR. It was cut short by my sister-in-law saying she 'couldn't handle' my 18 month old crying. Boo. But, it was a much needed three hours away from the chaos that is my real life!

    Excited to read more from you! :)

    BTW, what concert are you seeing?! Out of curiosity!

    -Marissa @ Confessionsofafailingdomesticgoddess.blogspot.com

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