I want a date night. Just a simple date night. A night where my husband and I can go out and enjoy a meal while it is still hot. There will be no threat of a child vomiting all over the table and the humiliation that follows. A glass of wine can be enjoyed over a discussion that is not interrupted every two seconds. And I'm pretty sure if we got this date, I wouldn't have to yell to sit down and face forward.
I love date night.
For a little while we had a date night every two months or so, but I don't think we've had one since our anniversary in November. Nope, I didn't even get a night out for my birthday. Granted, we did get a night out in February when I worked a wine tasting and silent auction for the non-profit organization of which I am a board member. However, that night was not what I would call relaxing, especially with horrid driving conditions caused by a freak and surprise snow storm. And I didn't really get any time with the Mad Scientist.
Date night is more than just getting out. It is a time to reconnect with my husband, a time to remember we chose this life together for a reason. My husband is my best friend and even though I see him every night, I miss him. While I can't pretend we won't talk about kids on our date night (I know we will because we always do), I do know that date night recharges our relationship. We need this.
The Mad Scientist was trying to make a date night happen this weekend, but it is a no go because there is nobody to watch the kids. I really need to find a responsible person to watch my children for an evening. I would pay well, but they can't be afraid of the Dancing Queen and they have to be able to give meds and breathing treatments. Any suggestions of how to find the perfect babysitter?