Today I have the oh-so-fun task of checking out of our current temporary lodging unit and into another suite. Because of the discrepancy between check-out and check-in times, I get to drive around the city with a cranky toddler, labrador retriever, and a cat. If you hear whimpering, it is just me trying to keep my sanity. Send wine? I just keep reminding myself that our house is so splendid that it was worth waiting over a month for…unlike the many empty and ready to occupy townhouses we passed over.
You better be worth it!
But that is enough about our current living situation. Did you know that there was a time when Clay and I could stay out all hours of the night? It’s true! Nice restaurants, movies, and drinking establishments with friends defined our weekend nights the first five years of our marriage. And then we became parents. Some believe children to be the death sentence of wedded bliss. And I wholeheartedly agree this can be true if parents do not carve out time for themselves – both individually and as a couple. I am more than a mom, just like Clay is more than a dad. And together we make a pretty awesome team that can still hold our own on the town.
Last weekend, when we were in Wilmington, North Carolina, Clay’s parents offered to watch the little guy while we went out on Friday night. Aren’t we lucky? We decided to head out for drinks and a late movie after eating dinner with Weston and Clay’s parents.
The drinks delivered.
As did the movie.
You know, nothing screams “We’re parents of a two-year-old”, than seeing a movie over a month after the initial release.
Teenage Karen and Clay weep for us.
We were even lucky enough to sneak away for a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon. We spent some time along the river walk and then popped into Riverboat Landing to cool off with drinks, clam chowder, and a salad.
We have a laundry list of places to go for date nights in the Washington DC area but we’re always open to recommendations. What are some of your favorite date night activities (aside from the obvious…ahem)? I do know that one of these nights, we must get to a Nationals game. Nothing screams love like baseball, beer, and hot dogs. And I am itching to attend a concert. And then the restaurants! Oh my, there are so many restaurants to try. And a stroll around the various monuments sounds nice. As does a wine-tasting. One thing is for sure, we will not have a shortage of date night and date day opportunities here. Life sure can be grand sometimes, can’t it?