The potential for a date night with my wife does not come along very often. When it does, we like to live it up to the fullest.
Take this past Friday, for an example. We found ourselves temporarily childless and with the world as our oyster. The itinerary:
-Get Liam fed
-Get Kim cheese
-Go to Wee Book
As you might expect, there was a little more to the 3+ hours we spent on the date than the three lines above. I got a new ring. It spins. (Don't ask – better yet, ask, and I'll show you!) Kim also got a ring. (Does that make up for Christmas?)
Yes, we are truly a live-life-on-the-edge-of-our-seats couple.
Okay, in all seriousness, it was a fairly tame date-night but it was a welcome change to have Kim to myself for a couple of hours. Kim's really like a rock star within the context of our family. If anyone has something to say, something to show, or something to fix, Kim's the first person they go to. I guess it's not too romantic to call her “Lynchpin” but it doesn't mean it isn't true. I'm actually pretty lucky, though, because I'm the only person in the family that she actually CHOSE to be with. Yeah, yeah, she chose to have kids, but who they were going to come out as was out of her control. I was fully formed (okay, mostly) and she decided to marry me. And now she has the adulation of at least three people, and a dog. Don't forget the dog.
Anyway, back on topic: Here's to date-night!
Oh, and I still owe a writeup on Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I'll do that a little later.