Raise your hand if you needed to make sure you set a “date night” when the kids were little. A night to make sure you talked to one another about something other than schedules, grades, and tub times. A night – once a week, once a month, or for some…once a year – when you would hire a sitter, put on clothes from the back of the closet, and sip on something that wasn’t coffee or a half drunk juice box left on the coffee table. A night when you would go out and talk and make sure you actually still liked each other and, hopefully, you found out you still had things in common (other than those little creatures at home). I know, I know, a lot of you are still in this phase! Sorry to bring up a sore subject but, DON’T FORGET DATE NIGHT. Remember, you still need to know and like each other when this leg of the journey is over.
Once the page has turned and there is no one to worry about, every night can be date night. I’m glad we still like each other. I’m glad we still have things in common but, more importantly, I’m glad we know how to “do” date night. We never really lost touch with “us”.
Funny thing about date night though, no matter how old they are, there’s always at least one conversation that revolves around the kids and…I don’t think that’s a bad thing.