I have a babysitter lined up and we are planning on dinner and a movie. We rarely go to the movies, I can't even remember the last thing we saw together at the movies, and we are going to dinner! He has a place in mind that he wants to try we have wanted to go there for awhile and from what I've heard it isn't a kid friendly restaurant (THANK GOODNESS), so we figured date night is the perfect night to try it.
Here is my trepidation about the whole evening. I am a fly by the seat of my pants, go with the flow kind of person and my husband is a bit more high maintenance than I am. Let's say we had decided to go the Restaurant "A" and when we drove there it had just burned to the ground, well I would say lets just find a new place and continue, and would be completely happy with being at any restaurant where I didn't have to cook it, clean it, and got to actually eat hot food without a toddler sitting on my lap, climbing on my back or taking food of my plate.
Now if we got to Restaurant "A" and it had burned to the ground that morning and that is what my husband had in his mind where we were going, and it was now a pile of rubble, our evening would be over, or he would be profoundly irritated that he was not aware of the change of plans hours in advance so he could prepare himself, he does not roll with the punches well. It's hard to believe that he is also the parent of toddlers and one with Autism when you don't roll with the punches.
This Mom really needs a night out. It has been so long. I love my kiddos and feel a little weird saying I need a break from the madness for a couple of hours.
So hopefully we will be getting back on track with date nights. Our marriage is in a valley right now and we have some work to do on both of our parts. We have let everything else over the past couple of years take over our relationship, and our relationship is weakened and suffering because of it. So we are trying to fix the cracks in the foundation. (This is where I get to ride the moral high horse over the real Train Wrecks of OC) Between Autism, and new baby, cancer, alcoholism and this crappy economy and the financial woes that go with it, momma needs a night out and a good time. We have to get to know each other again. I miss my husband and the fun we used to have. So Bridesmaids and Pizza e Vino here we come, you better be on your best behavior!!!