Thursday evenings are quiet around here. With the children gone to dance lessons, and Autumn doing the driving, we're free to an evening alone. Every. single. week. Whoo Hooo! We've gotten into a routine of having dinner out, just the two of us, and talking for hours until the children get back home. In fact, I can't recall the last time we didn't have date night.
After years of raising little ones, it's such a refreshing change to be able to sit with my husband, alone, and talk about our family, the future, what to plant in the garden, etc. No interruptions, just us. It feels like such a luxury, and I cherish every minute.
Most weeks I carefully prepare, picking out a sexy dress, fixing my hair, etc. We generally go somewhere that would be a little on the expensive side to take the entire family. Tonight? He got me in workout pants and a hooded sweatshirt. It seemed appropriate for our burgers at Steak & Shake and shopping for vegetable plants. He didn't seem to mind a bit.
Having the children grow up isn't quite so bad after all!