It was our first date in two years, and only our fourth date since becoming parents — yikes! We had to do something quickly or we would have slipped from happily married to dysfunctional. If anything, I’m sure we could have kept the “fun” in dysfunctional, I still think I’d rather stay happily married. I digress…
Paul’s parents have sent us some money for a romantic dinner. Last year we used it for a membership to the Aquarium. This year we decided to actually go out to dinner. We went to McCormick and Schmick’s. Yum! Paul had some Santa Barbara swordfish and I had some South African Black Ruff. It was so nice to be out without wrestling with children’s menus, sippy cups, and crayons. We were a little embarassed, though, when we realized that it had been two years since we’d been on a date.
I’d like to add to my new year’s resolutions that Paul and I take at least one more date just us this year. We love the boys and we love taking them with us, but we need time just us.