Did you ever have one of the best date nights of your married life, and embarrassingly you didn’t spend more than five minutes with your spouse? I know this sounds like the beginning of the end, but don’t you worry your pretty little heads, the Hubs and I are doing great and are in for the long haul…I want that 50 year anniversary picture in the paper and the gi-normous carrot cake where George Clooney jumps out of it!
So back to the hot date…recently my husband took my daughter to the Father Daughter Dance at her elementary school and I took my other daughter “out” for her evening of choice.
Starting with the only part I witnessed with the older child, I helped her get ready for her elegant evening event. We curled her hair (which I never do because I have seen that Toddlers and Tiaras show which just gives me the runs), but she wanted to do it so I obliged. We did a home mani and pedi and then found some jewelry which would accent her outfit. It was so much fun to watch her get excited for Daddy to get home from work to take her to her “ball.” Then they posed for pictures and left in the Honda carriage to meet a friend and her dad for the finest dining experience a Kindergartner could imagine…Red Robin. Nothing but the best for our little Princess!
All the while Munchkin #1 was preparing for her date night, I non-nonchalantly asked the little one what she most wanted for our special evening. It had been set in stone in the morning: “Hollywood red carpet affair” was her theme. How she came up with that, we will never know, but she is a creative child and we just go with it! Figuring I was going to dig out either my 1980s formal or my wedding dress to suit her imaginative demands, I purchased Hollywood stars to decorate the living room and streamers and we made a makeshift red carpet out of a red throw blanket.
Thankfully, no dresses appeared for either of us because she decided after her sister left that it would be MORE fun to have a Hollywood sleepover in our PJ’s! As long as Charlie Sheen’s name wasn’t mentioned, I was fine with this and a movie in PJ’s is right up my alley too! Such a bright child.
Of course her appetite is not as refined as the Kodak Theatre, so I didn’t have to have Wolfgang Puck cater our dinner last minute. She was very specific in her needs. Pizza Hut. Thin Crust. Cheese – This was the main course, to be followed by baby carrots and ranch dip. Very fancy! She then cleansed her palate with a delicate vanilla ice cream sandwich which perfected the dining TV tray experience in front of the big screen, while savoring her favorite movie – Over the Hedge.
“No one can burp his A-B-Cs better than Hammie (Steve Carrell).” according to this Pre-K girl. She’s makes a parent proud!
So that was my great date night…both girls fell asleep with big smiles on their faces. The youngest had traces of pizza sauce on her cheek and the Kindergartner was singing Y-M-C-A faintly while sliding off into dreamland. A night to cherish until the next date night when we switch partners!
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