Sunday, January 23, 2011

Date Night

Last night was nice. It didn’t start out being an actual date, but that’s how it ended.

We wanted to see the movie “No Strings Attached” and were looking at the best time to see it. We planned on seeing the matinee, but since we were waiting for our car to be worked on, the matinee time didn’t work. And the price for a night-time viewing was kind of high (at least where I was concerned).

So I searched on Fandango to see how much the theatre by the mall was at night, since they offer a military discount (the theatre by our house does, too, but only for active duty). Then I thought about dinner (we had a gift card for a restaurant nearby), and the next thing we knew, we planned dinner and a movie.

It was afterward that I realized we actually went to dinner and a movie WITHOUT any kids! I can’t remember the last time we did that. I liked it, too (no offense to my children).

As for the movie, we enjoyed it. I’ll consider it a “keeper” (one we’ll probably purchase when it comes out on DVD). I consider myself lucky that my husband enjoys the romantic comedies. Now, if I can only get him to accompany me to scary movies!

6 comments:

James Garcia Jr said...

Glad to hear that you were able to have a date night. Our boys are old enough now that we are able to leave them home, but it still isn't easy to get away sometimes...especially when I've got this nose pressed into a laptop all of the time.
Have a great week,

-Jimmy

Stacy McKitrick said...

Yeah, my nose is pretty much into my laptop, too, but it's not like his isn't either (I guess that's what happens when you're married to a computer programmer!). And our kids have moved out, but we always seem to have at least one of them with us when we go to the movies (not that we really mind).

Looking forward to getting your book. I've already gone on Goodreads and marked it to read!

KAK said...

LOL! Glad you enjoyed a spontaneous "date night." Ogling Ashton K couldn't hurt either!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hi KAK. Ogling Ashton K was great - and there was lots to ogle, too!

Kristi said...

YAY for date night!!! I always forget how much as parents we need nights like that...it's easier said than done, right?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hi Kristi!
It seemes easier to say "we should go out and do so & so", but when it comes to actually DOING it, well, it doesn't get done. But it sure is nice when it happens.

Thanks for commenting!