Saturday, June 21, 2008

Date Night

This goes without saying, but we need these. All too often I find myself on auto-pilot; breakfast, comb hair, morning activity, lunch, nap, dinner, bath, bed. Notice anything in common? They all have to do with the kiddo!

Because I am left on my own as a single parent fairly often while D travels and such, it's just easier for me to rely on a system, a routine, that schedule I can count on each day. So when the opportunity actually presents itself and E's spending the night at my parent's house, I almost don't even know what to do. I feel all panicky.
The thought has actually crossed my mind, "What are we going to talk about?" Hello? Well, anyhow it doesn't take long for us to figure out how to go on a date without our child, and duh, we have a great time.

Last night, being the official day of Summer (according to the thermometer) was beautiful. We stopped in at The Wing Dome to split an order of wings and a burger out on their deck. Then off to Green Lake to walk off our sinfully-delicious-but-greasy-dinner, then back up to Greenwood for some organic gelato. IT WAS HEAVEN!

Now we're scheming a way to get one each week...


  1. sounds like a perfect date! i've been thinking how we need one too!

  2. I love seeing your comments and how much your little girl is growing! Ours are growing fast too and we just started a site. ( Thanks for your updates and tell your hubby hi for us! :) Mike & Kim

  3. hooray for date nights! good job. ian and i just had a date on friday (for the first time in i-don't-know-how-long), and it was one of those evenings where i remembered what it was like before azalea. all exciting and new-seeming. and i remembered what a huge crush i have on my husband. *sigh...*