Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Best Date Night EV-AH!

Thank you Mom About the Town for inviting me to guest post! I chose to blog about the long lost notion of date nights. Bwhahhaha. Date Nights. Do I need remind you that I have a 1 year old and 6 year old?

But for the fun of it.. here is my random rambling of my ever evolving experience with Best Date Night's EV-AH!

When I was in high school the best date night always involved a Denny’s and about 9 of my friends, one of which was a guy that I liked because he had a nice rump and good hair. All through dinner, which consisted of two sides of fries and 5 sodas shared among 10 people, I would be on a high because he would hold my hand the whole time. Silly, but true.

Then, there is the post college date. Now, far beyond Denny’s, it would be 9 of my best friends, one of which was a guy that I liked because he had an okay rump, nice hair, and a good laugh, meeting up at a local bar for drinks, hors d'oeuvres (fancy garlic fries). What made it good was the time with everyone that would eventually be weeded down to the two of.. alone.. some hand holding and serious good kissing. Silly, but true.

Now, it’s the I got two kids, two jobs, and a million obligations date. Denny’s might not even be affordable. Dinner may not necessarily even be part of the event. The best date night now only has a few requirements: no whining, no tantrums, and no diaper changes.

Date nights. They are important. Not because of what you “do”, but what you “don’t” do. To have a night that doesn’t include making a bottle for my 1 year old or convincing my 6 year old that broccoli is good for her – is good – for me. Sad, but true.

However, that is not to say that I would be OPPOSED to being whisked away for dinner at a nice restaurant that didn’t start with D and end with enny’s. It would be great to sit next to the man I love that has a nice rump, good hair, a great laugh, and a smile that melts me inside out – even after being together for over 12 years. Maybe he will even hold my hand the whole time. Even better, maybe there would be some seriously good kissing. Silly, but true.

What was your latest BEST DATE NIGHT EV-AH? Please, tell me, so I can live vicariously through you. Really.

What are the best places in the San Joaquin Valley to go to on a date night?


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