While cruising through some new blogs this week, I found one blog called Angela's Adventures and Minor Mishaps
that had something I'd never seen before: a Friday High Five.
Basically, you make a list of 5 things..any 5 things you want....5 drinks you love, 5 movies you want to see, 5 people you wish would have something nice happen to them (or 5 people you wish would drop off the face of the Earth), etc.....you get the idea.
So I debated it...and I came up with my first Friday High Five:
Five Things My Husband and I Always Seem To End Up Doing on Date Night
5. Running Errands- Its so lame, but we always seem to end up someplace like Target or Walmart because when we are alone, our brain cells are actually functioning at a higher rate, thus we are able to think of things that we've been meaning to get forever but never seem to remember when we go to the store with the kids because they suck the lifeblood right out of our brains.
4. Lamenting About How Pathetic We Are- We hardly ever get date nights, so when we do manage to get some time alone, we often drive around asking each other, "so what do you want to do?" and then getting all irate when the other person says "I dunno". This inevitably leads to a discussion about how lame we are for not being able to think of something to do. Its funny how becoming parents has taken all our creativity- we can't seem to string together an interesting evening. If there isn't a good movie out, we have no idea what to do with ourselves. So we drive around.....and around....and around. The neighbors probably think we are casing the neighborhood for homes that we can rob.
3. Pissing Away Valuable Time- This goes hand in hand with #4. I can't tell you how many times we've done this since becoming parents. We don't plan ahead that far ahead because we usually are only able to get confirmation that his mom will be able to babysit the night before...and then we end up getting in the car, sitting there with our thumbs up our butts, wasting a precious hour of our alone time because we can't make up our minds about what to do.
2. Talking About The Kids- I think all parents do this, especially if the kids are young. We wonder what they are doing, if they are being good, etc. We talk about stuff the kids did during the week that the other might have missed. In essence, we acquired a baby-sitter and paid $30 for dinner to "get away from the kids" and we foul it up by talking about them the entire time. We might as well have gone to Chuck E. Cheese. lol
1. Making Plans For When The Kids Grow Up And Leave- Who says you have to be sad about the "Empty Nest" syndrome?! After we've talked about the kids for awhile...and then come to the realization that we are screwing up our date night by talking about them....we turn the conversation to things we can't wait to do once the kids grow up. The vacations we want to take, where we hope to live, how we will decorate the place since we won't have to worry about them messing it up, how we will finally have a sex life again because we won't be so damn exhausted by the end of each day that we collapse into bed and just hope we have erotic dreams of each other, etc.
Now why did I choose this as my first Friday High Five? Because I think we might actually be having a date night tomorrow and I am hoping by listing all the things we usually do on dates, it will embarrass me enough that I will Google something INTERESTING for us to do this time! ;)