Ladies, I need you all to wish me an insane amount of luck today. Why you ask?
Jeremy and I have planned a date night!!
In case you are new around these parts: this is a really, really big deal. It's a big deal because Jeremy and I have not been on one date since Henry was born on July 19th of 2011. Yeah, I said 2011. Like...almost two entire years ago. That's a LONG time for a couple not to have one date together, let me tell you!
It hasn't been because of a complete lack of trying, I will assure you this. Every time that we plan a date night, something goes terribly wrong. Someone dies or ends up in the hospital, a severe storm hits, Henry hyperventilates from screaming so much and we get called home... I swear I'm not exaggerating here! It almost feels taboo for me to even talk about having a date today because it makes me fear that something awful will happen and we will have to cancel. Again.
I haven't even planned anything specific. I have no idea what we will do or where we will go. It's to cold to do anything outdoors and my ankle prohibits us from doing anything too physical right now, but I'm not going to let that stop us. Even if we just get dinner out together, it will be better than nothing! Any suggestions as to what we can do tonight? It's been so long since we've 'dated' that I'm not sure either of us really know how to anymore!
How often do you and your husband have a 'date night'? I would love for us to be able to have a date once a month. I know that probably sounds minimal, but we really enjoy spending time together as a family and prefer to do most things together. However, we also know it's important to spend time together alone as a couple too. How do you balance couple time and family time?