Yesterday, Bobby and I had the opportunity to go see a movie together. Our neighbor mentioned that he and his wife went to see Date Night and how funny it was. I mean, it does have Tina Fey and Steve Carell. You can't go wrong with those two! He then said that we should go and see it, we'll laugh a lot too and really enjoy it.
So, me being me said, "Hey, does that mean you're offering to watch all my kids?" And he said, "Sure"! Well...I'm taking that sure as a big fat YES! I promptly started an early dinner for the kids, made them eat, and shuffled them all to the neighbor's house. Bobby went to get cash and buy treats (because even the base theater will rob you). But, honestly, he and his wife are so nice and great with the kids, I didn't sweat it a bit (and because the last time Bobby and I actually went out together alone it was around April 2009!!!).
The movie was great! Hilarious, even! I now want to go to some fancy restaurant and take someone's reservation and see what kind of trouble we get into...well, not really, but it would be interesting!
But, the whole point of this post is really the importance of having a date night. I can't believe that we waited that long to actually do it. Really, for the most part, it's the fact that Bobby and I don't go out unless we have family in town to watch our kids. And with us being in the military, the closest family is 8 hours away! I think we need to find other people to watch the kids (hello Respite Care), so we can have more date nights and to find out what kind of trouble we can get into!
Lucky for me, he still puts up with my nonsense and I put up with his...it's all part of being in love. Ughh...that was too mushy for my liking!