I'm so excited about having a date night with my husband tonight.
My sister-in-law asked us a few weeks ago if she could get the kids for a few hours today. Well, that's entirely true. She really told us she was going to take the kids to do something fun while we had a date night.
Fine by me!
With my second surgery approaching quickly we decided it we really need to knock out our Christmas shopping, because I probably won't feel like doing too much between surgery and Christmas.
So, date night is going to consist of dinner and Christmas shopping.
But nevertheless, it will be four hours to have uninterrupted conversation.
That does not happen very often, and quite frankly, right now, we need it.
One of my favorite bloggers wrote a post about how no one tells you before having kids that sleep is the new sex. haha SO TRUE!!!
They also don't warn you that you won't be able to have many conversations that last over two minutes without interruption between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
But I think it makes these RARE date nights all the more meaningful. It allows for us to feel a closeness that sometimes seems to be put second to our priorities of raising our four, small children.
How often do you all take time out for just you and your spouse? I know this is highly controversial. Some of my friends go out with their spouse every single weekend and leave their kids at home with grandparents and/or a sitter. We go out maybe once every couple months, and most of the time it's because one of my parents tells us they want to have the kids for the evening. I also have friends who have kids that are a year or two old and they have never left them anywhere overnight. Which I get too, because Kinsey was almost a year old before I left her with my mom overnight, and I cried during dinner, and went back and got her first thing in the morning. So where do you all stand?