Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

Date Night!

It's been quite awhile since a date night has occurred for us. Back in our pre-parenting days, date nights were a plenty and there was always a new frock or fancy top hanging in my closet ready to be worn out on a fun evening out. Of course things are different now, but just because our lives have changed doesn't mean I don't pine for nights out with my husband. In fact, I think it makes me wish for them even more.

When I heard that my little sis was free to come over and watch her little nephew, I got a lovely soaring feeling of excitement. A dinner date with my husband? Yes please! Out and about where ever we want to go? No 5 PM dining at a family friendly restaurant eating hamburgers. Wahoo!


Thinking about checking out the much talked about L'Abbatoir in Gastown.

I wish date nights would happen much more frequently but I'll take what I can get. So, come Wednesday night I will don an outfit that isn't child friendly and maybe pull out some shoes that are all about me. We are still tossing around ides for our dinner date, but I have no doubt that a good time will be had. Now let's hope that we can get through our date without spending the majority of time chit chatting about our sweet boy Ben.

11 comments:

Julianna said...

Have a great night out and enjoy the adult company. How nice you won't have to have a child wipe their post dinner face on you.

March 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Kristin said...

Ha! Kevin and I had a date night this past Saturday! It was great and we both commented on how we managed to NOT talk about the girls at all. Crazy! We just had to much to catch up on each other I suppose! ; )
Hope your date is awesome!

March 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Taira said...

My sister and brother in law just took out me and my husband for one of our final date nights. It was no nice of them to think about us in this way. Its our first, and therefore the road ahead for us is unpaved.... however what we have been told is enjoy the alone time now.

We are doing all we can to do just that!!!

Any incite for soon-to-be first-time-parents? Like maybe sleep while they sleep :) heard that one before or maybe never allow baby to sleep in your bed.

Love your Blog - a new follower, trying to play catch-up.

xo
Taira

March 29, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Ashley said...

Have so much fun! It's amazing how precious those moments are alone together. Not just for your marriage/relationship but for your kids. I think taking time to be grown ups makes us appreciate the moments we get to go back to being kids. It helps us get through the "I'm gonna rip my hair out if you do that one more time" moments with our kids and it makes you realize how much you miss them when they aren't there!

Have a wonderful time and we'll await the pictures we're sure will follow :)

March 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

Enjoy the date! I wish I had one in the works too. If you eat there let us know what you think about it.

March 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM  
jade said...

Enjoy! That photo looks sooo nice! My husband has been working away from home for 3 months now. I can't wait to have him back so I can take him out :D

March 30, 2011 at 12:19 AM  
Kristen said...

Love this very true post. One rule we have when we get a (very rare) date out is no talking about the kids. We've also made room in our calendars for at home dates at least once a month. We need a little us time.

March 30, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

HAHAHA - LOVE the cartoon! :D

Enjoy your date tonight!

March 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

HAHAHA - LOVE the cartoon! :D

Enjoy your date tonight!

April 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Taira said...

My sister and brother in law just took out me and my husband for one of our final date nights. It was no nice of them to think about us in this way. Its our first, and therefore the road ahead for us is unpaved.... however what we have been told is enjoy the alone time now.

We are doing all we can to do just that!!!

Any incite for soon-to-be first-time-parents? Like maybe sleep while they sleep :) heard that one before or maybe never allow baby to sleep in your bed.

Love your Blog - a new follower, trying to play catch-up.

xo
Taira

April 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Julianna said...

Have a great night out and enjoy the adult company. How nice you won't have to have a child wipe their post dinner face on you.

April 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

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