It is Friday and I have high hopes of having a date with my husband tomorrow night, our first alone-date in months, since January. We are scheduled to have three hours out during the dinner hour and right now, with two children climbing on me, shoving books and sundry items in my face, tomorrow sounds like a long way away. This is the first time since we became parents almost five years ago that I am having to work hard to see how our relationship is more than just parenting and work. We make a rule to not spend the whole time on our dates talking about kids and work-related information but I'm a little confused about what else I might currently have to talk about at the moment. Laundry? Meal-planning? How badly the toilet needs to be cleaned again?
Does anyone (or did anyone) else have this situation and do you have creative suggestions for me that worked for you? I think I used to be interesting and fun, full of dreams and ideas, and these days I am a bit boring, I fear. What do parents of lots of young children talk about on dates? Help!
(Please ignore the fact that those are Easter pictures however many weeks late...maybe you can just pretend that Easter was last Sunday - at least it's still the right season!)