Me neither. I don't think we even went out for our anniversary last September. Oh! Wait. While we were at Disney in October we dropped Little Boo off at one of the kids' clubs for a few hours and went for a delayed anniversary dinner at Shula's Steakhouse. And I was so sick I couldn't imagine eating red meat. So I had mahi mahi, which I am sure was stunningly good, but I couldn't taste a thing. I sniffled and coughed my way through our candlelit "romantic" dinner. At least Hubs enjoyed some special time romancing his steak. (That sounds bad.)
Since both of our birthdays are in January, we planned to go out for a nice dinner, just the two of us, on the 28th, because the Teen would be with us to babysit. Well, about half-way through making homemade pizza, Hubs asked, "Weren't we supposed to go out tonight?" Yep. We forgot all about our date. Even with built-in babysitting who had been assuming all along that we were leaving at some point. Being a Teen he didn't speak up. And since neither one of us felt like rushing about to get ready at that point, we stayed home with the kids. Again.
But we made a promise to each other that we would go out at the next opportunity. Because dates are important. Time alone together is important. And we just don't get enough of it.
|Pollo con Mole|
|Sangria for him, Pisco Sour for me|
We toasted us and our belated birthday celebrations. We ate and talked and reconnected. I will admit that we did talk about the kids, but we also talked about so much more. We don't spend enough time together, just us two. We need to remedy that. You know, I kinda like him after all!
It will take effort I am sure, but we will remind ourselves that these date nights are important to us as a couple, separate from us as parents. We will make plans, and actually put them on the calendar so we don't forget about them!!
There are lots more restaurants to be discovered ...