Dating is an important part of relationships, don’t you think? It’s a time to get away from the norm, to relax, to look at each other differently and to bond. Even if that date night is with your five-year old!!
Last night, our local Weatherford Chick Fil A hosted a mommy and son, date Knight. Oh yes, complete with swords and jousting.
As a mom, especially a stay at home mom, I do feel like I get plenty of time with my kids but finding the time to spend one on one can be a bit challenging. Sometimes, I will take one of my kids to the store with me while the other stays home and my husband and I do take turns putting our kids to bed but other than that, most of my time is shared time when it comes to my kids. They aren’t complaining but still, I think it is important to enjoy some time together, just the two of us every now and again. To ask questions, to listen without interruptions and selfishly, it is SO much easier to parent one child. For real, it’s almost like having none at all. (I know, you parents of one are probably not agreeing with me right now. But I promise, just wait until you have another and your mind will be changed!)
Just as I think it is important for my husband and I to spend time together without our kids. Speaking of, that is something we certainly need to work on. Momma and daddy need some alone time, kiddos. But hey, we will save that topic for another day of blogging.
Back to date night!
Little man is so considerate. He decided to put his “fancy” clothes on for our date night. About three seconds before we needed to leave the house, Liam brought me a dress shirt and informed me that it needed to be ironed.(Typical, male!) Uh, not gonna happen. We had a strict reservation time, people. After a mini meltdown, and convincing him that it was a “casual” date, he went to his room, threw on some randomness and pronounced himself ready to go. Quite the look, wouldn’t you say?!
After ordering our food, we found our reserved table by locating our cool little name tag. Check out the tables, decorated all mid-evil for the theme of the night.
Apparently, my son thinks he is too cool for school because the idea of wearing a crown mortified him. Huh? I thought five-year olds loved this sh*t!! However, I was able to talk him into getting a balloon sword and a cool little shield painted onto his cheek.
And somehow he talked me into trying to hire these clowns for his birthday party at the end of the month. I may just go for it as I am so NOT the party planner. Any and all help is needed for me to pull off something fun.
Out of all the cool things happening, I swear his favorite part of the evening was getting his picture taken with the cow. Really? We can do that any ol’ time. Figures, right.
Our date night came to a close in a most fabulous way. Dessert. A boy is never too young to learn the way to a womans heart!!
Liam was so over having his picture taken at this point. Can you tell?!
For most people, our night was probably not one many would classify as blog worthy. It wasn’t over the top but I didn’t want or need it to be. And nether did my little guy. It’s about taking a time out, putting away the cell phones and enjoying the every day moments. Making those moments count because bless it, these kids grow too quickly and in a few years, the last person my son will want to be dating is me.
But I will never want to stop dating him. My little man, the love on my life. Oh yes….and his daddy, too.