Friday, September 26, 2008

Date Night....

Mickey and I have become part of a group designed to draw couples closer together - Committed Couples. One of the first things we talked about as a group is that we should "date" our spouse. Now... let's talk about what a date is NOT....

A date is not cooking for your spouse...

A date is not going out to eat with your kids in tow.... or to a movie or to ANYTHING with your kids in tow

A date does not involve anything that the OTHER spouse doesn't like (ie: football - basketball - or shopping for yarn!!!)

A date should be more like this....

Going out to eat with no distractions - kids or cells phones included (guilty!)

Seeing a movie that doesn't have anything to do with animated characters!

Dancing... a concept that is truly lost on many!

Sometimes it is nice to just take a drive to nowhere in particular.... or to stroll along the streets of Brown County, looking in all the little shops... not because you need anything ... just because it is nice to walk hand in hand on a nice fall day - being together!

Seems like it has been awhile since we've had any quality "date time" here, and honestly... I believe that we both miss that time together. And as we are learning in our class, it is all about priority. So how about you? What has become your priority??? God and spouse or God and ____ just fill in the blank... work... hobby... kids... ???? I think for most of it, it is time to adjust!

4 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

But what if I WANT animated characters in a movie? :-)

And now you've SOOO got me wanting to go to Brown County! Hey - how about a double date? I love that place - & Fall is here....best time to go!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Oh Come on! The Kids can't come?!...:-) Terry

Lynn said...

Okay ladies... animation MAYBE... kids... NO WAY!!!!

Mike said...

Date nights are great, but then again maybe Amy and I have date night every night since we don't have kids and we spend most all of our time together enjoying one another's company?