I miss dating my husband
Recently Tom and I have spent time with the TV off just talking.
I know every man's worst nightmare.
We've mentioned a few times advice we would give our friends that are expecting their first babies.
Tom always says:
- Go out together. Go out to the store, to dinner, to the movies do all of these things a lot because once the baby is here you can't drop everything at 11pm and run to Wal-Mart for candy.
- Travel. If you like to travel, even if you don't, do it before the baby arrives. Traveling with kids can be such a hassle. All the extra stuff you have to bring and all the things you suddenly can't do because you have a tiny person.
I agreed with him. Especially with number one.
I haven't been to the movie theater since The Dark Knight. I was pregnant with Lucas. We probably won't get to go to the movies again for another 3 years. Do I miss it? No I'm not a huge movie person. But you know it's the simple things we don't get to do anymore I miss.
Some of my best memories is going out late for no reason. We used to get into the car and drive downtown for no reason at all. We have never done Beale Street at night. I've never been into an actual bar. We would just drive downtown to drive down there and drive home. It was getting out of the house, alone, with my husband. We'd listen to music, hold hands, and enjoy each other.
We watched the Orionid Meteor shower about 5 years ago we were up well past midnight then once we decided we were too cold and couldn't stand it we went to Waffle House at 1:30am.
One weekends we would go drive really late for no reason.
We miss these things because we can't do them anymore. Will we get to do them again? Yea once the kids are much older.
I would not trade my boys for these things. They have brought so much more happiness to our lives.
But I miss dating my husband. It's harder to do things we enjoy because of having kids. I think in the end it allows us to appreciate getting to do these things on the rare occasion it happens.
What did you do before you had kids that you can't do anymore?