Thursday, February 7, 2013

Date Night Is...?

NaBloPoMo February 2013
Describe your ideal date night.

Anyone else reminded of Ms. Congeniality?
"I'd have to say April 25th. It's not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light sweater!"
*Coincidentally, Mr. E reminded me that we met on April 25th! Date night, for us, is a fluid concept. Because Mr. E is still in school (and a part time job) sometimes he works/studies at night...which is the only time that I'm free. So we make do with what we have: dinners together, a movie to watch, taking our dog on a walk, runs to 7-11 for Slurpees, card games. A date night is any time that I get to spend with my husband, no matter how small.
Sometimes I even crochet next to him while he plays a video game because we're too brain-dead to do much else. Scandalous.
I hear pretty often, from my dating friends, remarks on the novelty of "spending time home" as being a date. As in, without going anywhere. I can't help but laugh at how different my outlook is against that of my peers. When Mr. E and I dated we didn't have a car (reliably), or extra cash to spend. There were no clubs or bars close by, we didn't eat out all that often and dates lasted the length of the visit.

So what's wrong with not going anywhere? I think you learn way more about your sweetie being at home than going out. Yes, those things are fun, but they're also expensive. And loud. And full of people that I don't necessarily want to hang out with.

We make dates out of grocery trips...comparing prices, punting paper towels down aisles, buying ingredients for dinner to cook later that night.
We makes dates out of Slurpee runs...holding hands down the sidewalk,walking the dog, mixing Slurpee flavors.
We make dates out of window shopping at Downtown Disney...candy at the dollar store, people watching and staying late for fireworks.

My ideal date is spending time, any time, any where with Mr. E. Flowers and presents, nice food and high heels do not a nice date make.

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