What is a date? If you’re a parent of little ones, than you can probably ask yourself the same question. As crazy as it sounds, my husband and I haven’t been on a real date in 2-1/2 years. Of course, if you count going out to dinner and two kids singing across the table. While one of us is constantly picking up thrown food off the floor, while the other is holding all the drinks in place on the table, than yes we have. However just my husband and I, out by ourselves just doesn’t happen. Why? We are busy and it seems one of us is constantly working. The kiddos are always with us as well.
That is until back in January, I found out that my all time favorite band, Journey was playing in a city close to where we live in July. I instantly bought tickets. Journey is one of the 3 things on my bucket list, I might add. I mean it only gave me 7 months to find a sitter, right? Luckily grandma volunteered so my mind was at ease and we were able to attend the concert.
I’m excited to announce that we finally had a real date once again. Of course we talked about the kids half of the night but once the concert begun, it was a whole other ball game. My husband and I sat back in our seats and just enjoyed what we felt was piece of quiet. That and we are scared of heights and our seats were nose bleed seats. So we sat back and half way relaxed lol.
Overall the night was absolutely amazing. Journey is always mesmerizing, and will leave you in awe. However, my husband and I tend to forget to take time out for just ourselves to relax and enjoy ones company. It’s just so hard with two little ones, as any parent can relate.
You just have to make the time! Even if you do have to plan months ahead, do it. Every couple needs to date. It builds a healthy relationship and it’s good for the romance. Don’t wait so long like we did.
We love our kids, but it does them good to be apart from us time to time. It also saves our sanity! Believe me that one night away will make a world of difference.
The last 2-1/2 years have been amazing since we were introduced into parenthood. However, I hope it’s not another 2 years before we get the chance to do it again. We both understand now that we need to have fun every now and then. The kind of fun that doesn’t involve Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse Playhouse.