We have been in desperate need of a date night, as anyone with kids usually is. So we last minute decided we would try to have a "date" Saturday night.
Since we did not have a babysitter, we had to be creative. We fed and bathed the kids and dressed them in their jammies. Then ordered take out from a local Japanese restaurant. (It was excellent and I had a half price gift certificate that I purchased from our local daily deal site.)
We took our tired kids with us on the car ride to the restaurant in hopes that the drive would induce sweet dreams. We picked up dinner and our little cherubs were still awake so we took a long way home. We managed to get two out of three to fall asleep (luckily the two youngest who are the most difficult to get to sleep). We came home put the babies in bed and my husband read stories to our 4 year old and tucked him in.
We sat down to a quiet dinner alone and enjoyed sushi and lettuce wraps. I made frozen pineapple smoothies with coconut rum. Our 4 year old briefly joined us and decided that he liked our "date" and eating sushi and lettuce wraps. We let him sample and then tucked him back into bed.
After a delicious meal we watched an old movie together and enjoyed an evening to ourselves. We are going to have to do this more often.
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