Thursday, May 10, 2012

Date Night!

Tonight J and I had our first true date night since Coco was born. We went out for three whole hours and saw Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" at the Zurich Comedy Club. It was so much fun. Here we are waiting for the show to begin.
Luckily the theater is only a five minute walk from our apartment (literally!) so it made everything easier. Coco stayed with my dear friend Amyjo, whom she knows quite well. I explained to her as I put her to bed that J and I were going out and that when she woke up it might be Amyjo who was there and not me. She seemed fine with it and went right to sleep!
During the intermission, J and I went outside and drank prosecco under the beautiful twilight sky. It was so warm and summery and the air smelled like lilacs. It was such a treat! The play was really good and had such a sweet ending. We couldn't help but wax poetic about "The Importance of Being Earnest," which we saw (and absolutely adored!) at Portland Center Stage a few years ago.

When the show was over, we walked home with our arms around each other and realized that that is something we haven't done in such a long time! We are always pushing the buggy, which doesn't really allow for romantic strolling. So it was so nice to be together for a little while, just the two of us. And it was even better because it was such a beautiful, warm evening. 

I understand now why date nights are so important for parents. We will definitely make it a priority now that Coco is older and can easily stay with someone for an evening. She did really well. In fact, when we got home, she was happily seated on Amyjo's lap squawking back and forth at Amyjo and her husband! 

Do you do date nights with your spouse? How often do you have date nights? Is it a high priority for you? How do you feel it affects your relationship? I'd love to hear! xo

5 comments:

  1. This sounds heavenly! Glad you guys had a great time!

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! It's always nice to feel like a normal human going out and doing things. ;)

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  2. I don't have kids yet, but I feel like date nights are SOOOO important, and hopefully once we are parents we will still do it on a regular basis. Maybe because both of us come from divorced families, but I feel like our relationship has to always be the number one priority, or maybe a very close second :)

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    1. I definitely agree. It takes some time alone to keep the closeness and affection going for "the parents" who are still "the couple" somewhere in there! ;)

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  3. Reading this makes me so happy! :) So glad to have helped out...we'll take Coco anytime!

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