8.05.2009

Date Night...

image via pia jane

Audrey's teacher is going to babysit the girlies tonight so Bryan and I can go on a date... Nothing extravagant mind you, just a movie, maybe a glass of wine, some time to chat (ideally about things not related to parenting, work or household.)

The fact that we have to go on a date to, well...chat is probably one of the most surprising aspects of parenting. Even now, almost six full years after the birth of our first child, I'm amazed that Bryan and I can't seem to get through a five minute conversation without multiple interruptions from some tiny, insistent interloper.

It’s almost comical.

Needless to say, we're pretty excited when we manage to rustle up a sitter so we can indulge in a grown-up evening. Most nights out we start out all full of vim & vigor -- chatting about something we heard on NPR, a book one of us is reading, music, but by the end of the evening, we’re usually missing the girls so badly we race home… letting them interrupt us to their hearts content.


21 comments:

orange sugar home said...

that is so funny. we are exactly the same way. date night is probably one of the most important parts of a marriage. just time to talk and hold hands and get to know the person you live with again...and again. have a ton of fun!

Elizabeth said...

aw! I hope you enjoy you're night with your husband :)

my favorite and my best said...

i feel ya. have fun out!!

Lily G. said...

Cute! Occasional date nights are so important.

Joanna said...

Super cute family and post. It's so important to make time for the things that matter. Hope you two have a fabulous time!

Simply Mel said...

Enjoy this special indulgence!

erin said...

happy, happy date night! p.s. if i lived near you, i would so babysit...can't get enough of the girlies!

Estelle said...

Oh, date night. That is great that you are making it a priority. So hard to do but so important.

Joslyn said...

erin -- i would totally take you up on that ;-)
xo

Amanda Nicole said...

Aw, have a wonderful time!

Anna said...

Here's to wishing you a very independent night out, indeed!

lenistav said...

so cute! i hope you two have a fabulous night!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

You gorgeous family you! I hope you all had a wonderful night! I know exactly what you mean!
Makes it all the more special right? :)
xo
Melis

nichole said...

Enjoy! I look forward to date nights, and I understand exactly what you mean about not getting five minutes to speak.

Evan and I are planning our next date "weekend" in Paris in September. We forgo date nights and and save up the money to splurge on a weekend affair.

And I mean "affair ..." LOL. I am actually writing about it for a little project I am working on. ;)

Have a great night!

Carolyn said...

LOVE this family picture! You're gorgeous, Joslyn!!

Our Green Nest said...

So sweet. We're the same way...we try to go on a monthly date and we're out having some great much-needed time but then we can't wait to get home to our lil' girl :). Have fun!!!

paula said...

I so know the feeling. What a darling photo.

Kristin said...

what a great picture... it gave me chills. you all look so happy!

Jenni said...

You have such a beautiful little family!

Kristin said...

Funny how we start out the night so psyched to have a grown up evening and by the end we just want to squeeze our little ones!

Kavita Desai said...

wish v had sitters in India :-(