Tuesday, August 13, 2013

date night

Date night!
After being married for 8 years and having two children, date nights sometimes get put to the side.  Sometimes you feel it's just too much, finding a sitter, paying a sitter, getting dressed up, spending the money to go out, planning.  It's obviously easier to sit on the couch and watch tv.
But it's a must!  We don't do date night enough but we try.  We are trying to make it a priority.  There are so many cheaper ideas and more fun than just dinner! 
A few weeks ago now we went out golfing (my husbands favourite activity, I just liked my new shoes!) and then to supper afterwards.
I was so nice to be able to have a full conversation with each other and to whack the crap out of a golf ball!! haha!  Stress relieved!

I look impressive don't I, look at the form!  It's all for show, looking good on the course is most of the fun.

Have you had any great date nights recently?


I took the weekend off of the interwebs a few weekends ago and it was great.  It was actually a little hard at the beginning, so often I reach for my phone to get through commericials or to get through yet ANOTHER children's show but this weekend I didn't.

I did what I used to have to do.....just sit there!  It's not so bad, this need for constant entertainment is causing me for concern.  Now don't for a second think I am going to get rid of my tv but I do think I need to rethink my way of doing things a little.  I still love my tv, movies and shows are good fun.  I still let my children watch tv but I think we need to remember to do other things as well.  My children know that shows are on demand, you can watch most shows when ever you want.  That is not what we used to enjoy.  We watched cartoons on saturday morning, not before breakfast each day!  But alas, I have created these little monsters and must deal with them now!! haha!

I just want them to know how to wait and not freak out.  It seems that waiting, just waiting doesn't happen anymore.  Checking your phone is a constant event, sit in a waiting room and that's what everyone under the age of 45 is doing!  Random conversations are few and far between, reading crappy maganizes isn't even an option as they don't have them.

I saw a picture posted somewhere and it showed about 10 students (teenagers) walking along a sidewalk and ALL of them were looking at an electronic devise of some sort.  It read something like the apocolypse was here!  They all looked like zombies. Here

We all need a break, we all need to remember to encourage our children to take a break.  I write this because of course I need reminders all the time and perhaps this will help .

Take some time to enjoy the wait!