Date Night - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, June 11, 2010

Date Night

Thursday night is ‘date night’ in my house. At least, it is when there isn’t laundry, cleaning, etc. to take care of. And, you know, when I am actually able to keep my eyes open past 8:30.

So, last night, Husband and I were in ‘date-night-mode’, which just means we were being extra sweet to each other. As he was changing Baby’s diaper, I headed out of the room to finish up a few other things.

I said, “I love you,” on my way out.

He replied, and asked me to come back to give him a kiss.

As I approached him, dirty diaper in one hand and a nasal aspirator in the other, I thought … my, how things have changed!

Gone are the days where we get dressed up to go out for a fancy dinner. At 8:00 p.m.
Gone are the days of $8 martinis and nice bottles of wine.
Gone are the days of Friday happy hours, sleeping in on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoon naps.

We’re now content to open a $4.97 bottle of wine, heat up left over tacos, and share a kiss over diaper changes. And if one of us (okay, both of us) has a spit-up stained shirt, that's okay too ... we're both probably too sleep deprived to notice anyway.

Ah, true love! :)


  1. Isn't it nice to know they love you even when the wining and dining is out for a while! :) Have fun with your date nights! :)

  2. Oh, you nailed it :-) How I miss the $8 martinis.... sigh....

  3. awww I think it is sweet. But I doo miss the dress up days.. wait did I ever have those?? umm I don't remember

  4. Romance definitely changes with a baby- but it's awesome that you are still making this effort. It's not the same, but still making time for each other is what you need!

  5. Things ARE different. But you probably wouldn't have it any other way!!

  6. This is a very sweet story. Hmmmm... I wonder if I label one day of the week as date night if we'll be a little sweeter to each other too? It's worth a shot. My husband and I need a break SO bad!

  7. Sweet! Oh, do I know the feeling. You have to find those sweet little moments when you can.