The date-night that wasn’t~Project Marriage
My Project Marriage submission this month is not a normal submission. I am writing about the fact that I was not able to fulfill the challenge with a “away from home” date.
This month’s challenge was Date Night.
I have a confession to make, my husband and I don’t use (non-family) babysitters. We just don’t. My kids are now tween/teen and they have been left in the care of non-family members a handful of times at most.
This month has been busy, hectic, hot.
We’ve had A/C outages and family out-of-town, out-of-town family in town. Birthdays, a funeral, and people in the hospital.
All that is to say, it’s not been a month where I felt comfortable asking any of our family members to kiddo sit. It felt like I’d be imposing on my family when they already had a lot on their plates.
Many people would (I know) just order a pizza and leave the tweenlets at home, but I’m not there yet. I can’t just leave them at home and enjoy an evening out with the Hubbs.
I would not enjoy myself. I’d be worried about my offspring the whole time.
THE. WHOLE. TIME.
I’d worry that they would pick that night to begin playing with matches, catch the house on fire, forget how to use the doors, lose their phones, and forget to stop drop and roll. Silly I know.
I would worry that someone would break in to our home and they would forget to hide, forget to call 911, drop their phones, and be hurt.
I would worry that they would decide to take up knife juggling and impale themselves.
I. WOULD. WORRY.
My children would not do any of these things, I have bright children. They are capable young people who could be trusted to be left alone for small periods of time.
I. WOULD. STILL. WORRY.
So, no big, fancy date night. Instead, I will tell you about what we might have done if we had been able to have a date night. I’ll also tell you where we’ve stolen a little alone time this month.
Our date night would have been at a German place not too far from us. We would have enjoyed a great live band (hopefully our friends would have been part of the band that night), we would have had all different types of German sausages and Sauerkraut (which I adore). Their Sauerkraut is a little sweet…it’s fabulous. It’s similar to the Sauerkraut my Grandmother use to make.
We would have had 1, maybe 2 of the German beers. Probably only one, because they’re VERY stout. We (maybe just me) would have done the chicken dance.
It would have been a wonderful date night, but it was not meant to be this month.
What we have done this month….
This month my Hubby and I have spent special time together in the evening after our tweenlets have gone to bed. We have a pool, so after kiddo bedtime we’ve gone swimming. Just the two of us. One of us with a glass of wine and the other one with a beer (guess which has wine and which has beer), we’ve splashed around the pool, talked about our day and enjoyed each others company.
Pool time=mini date time.
My submission for Project Marriage this month is unconventional, but I hope it is still link worthy.