Saturday, March 20, 2010

It shouldn't be this hard to get a date!

You know, even us married folks need to go out on a date once in a while. When you have children, this becomes a huge issue. I thought that having a teen would make this task easier, but he is extremely social and his parents social life is of little concern to him. Having a ten year old means needing someone here with him before you go out.

So we thought that we had it all worked out. Michael got invited to a birthday party slash sleepover tonight. Excellent. We decided to tell Nick to make plans to sleep out and then we would be able to go out, have dinner, maybe a movie and come home and have our tiny house to ourselves.

Silly, silly me for thinking that this was even going to work.

Nick decided to sleep out LAST night. I guess I didn't get to him soon enough. So now I had to explain to him that while yes, it is fine that you sleep out on Friday night, could you maybe stay out a little late on Saturday too? I felt a little awkward, I have to tell you. I mean, we live in a really, really small house - I know I've mentioned that before but it's only like 1,000 square feet and our bedrooms are right next to one another. You can see every room from every other room in the house. So there really is no way to have total privacy.

I'm not saying that we want to swing from the chandelier or anything, it would just be nice to not have an audience on date night. That's not too much to ask, is it??


Lola said...

Don't your kids sleep? My daughter's room is next to mine on the 2nd floor. She sleeps like a rock. A bomb could go off in my room and she wouldn't hear it. And thank goodness for that! ;)

Frugal Vicki said...

Just to not have to think about being quiet would make all the difference in the world. Hopefully he got the hint and doesn't want to be around either!