Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Rare Night

Tonight was a rare night in the life of a parent. A night without kids. A night to do as we pleased. And though we knew this night was coming, we made no plans, and, when it came, we were somewhat at a loss.

The Teen is with his mother. Little Boo was invited/invited himself to a sleepover. We've had the house to ourselves since 5pm.

It's really freaking quiet.

We thought about going out. A nice dinner, maybe a movie. But we're tired. And it's cold out there. So we ordered Chinese from the Hakka place down the road that doesn't have the milder Cantonese selections that appeal to the 6 year-old. Chili chicken FTW! I made Hubs go pick it up, since this spot doesn't deliver. That's the man's job, right? Especially when there's a foot of snow on the ground.

And after dinner we watched a movie on pay-per-view. And it didn't have any talking animals, or stuffed toys, and it had actual people - no animation to be seen. (Arbitrage, with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. Pretty good film, with a refreshing lack of morals.)

I enjoyed a glass of wine. We put away our electronics, and we just hung out together, the two of us. It was such a nice change, and something we need to find opportunities for more often.  Husband and wife get lost so easily in dad and mom. How do you make time for each other?


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