Thursday, April 05, 2007

5 years....no longer counting....

Last night Dh and I did something that we have not been able to do since March 2002. We went out for dinner JUST THE 2 OF US! I got to eat HOT food. I did not have to cut up anyone’s meal, I did not have anyone sneaking their little fingers on my plate to steal my dinner. I did not have to pay $20.00 for prime rib that my kids would have wanted because why eat chicken fingers when you can have prime rib. LOL We had adult conversation and did not have to speak in code so that the kids would either NOT understand what we were talking about or not REPEAT what we said to others. Did I say that I got to eat HOT FOOD. UNINTERRUPTED conversation? NO POTTY TRIPS during our meal?

I doubt that we will be going out again alone anytime in the near future. We prefer to eat with our children and spend time with them due to Dh's work schedule he does not always get a lot of time with them. But, the taste of what our old life was like was nice. I was MORE THAN HAPPY to get home to the kids. They had a great time with Gramma and Grampa. But it is nice when they are happy to see you :).

My friends with larger sized families will appreciate the humor in this. Before we left the restaurant Dh and I decided to use the restroom. Well we walked through this one section of the restaurant and there was this rather large sized family sitting at a table. 2 adults 2 teenagers 3 younger children. Dh and I laughed and said "Poor family, has to sit off all by themselves because they have so many children. Do you think they know what causes that? Do you think they are all theirs? Oh my!" We giggled and went on our way. As we were walking back through that section to leave, the dad looked up and it was an old friend that I use to work with. I had to go and say hi and laugh about being seated by themselves. Their kids are all awesomely behaved and are beautiful and have such awesome manners. It was really nice to see Roy. He only had 5 of his 6 children with him. But man was it nice to see other families with lots of children out and about. The ironic thing is, Roy lives less than a mile from me and I have to drive 30+ just to accidentally bump into him. Of course his theory is that we need to have 2 more. LOL Thanks Buddy, but I think that I will pass on that. :)

Then we had to head to Walmart for the basket stuff. I need to pick up fruit Friday. But we are finally done. YEAH!!! Dh and Pops will be putting 2 of the 3 bikes together today. I can’t wait until Sunday. Can the Easter Bunny come earlier?

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Glad you and Darren had a great date night!

We only have 2 and maybe once a year get to go on date night...but I appreciated them none the less.