MrZ and I are both taking the day off work today to drive 80 miles West to pick up some furniture LilZ’s Nana has held for him to take. He’s too big for the twin bed (Have you seen him lately? He’s quite tall.) so NikkiZ is going to use that while he’ll keep the dresser and nightstand. In other words – NikkiZ will be moving into a Big Girl Bed tonight. Shoot me now. SERIOUSLY.
Today will be the longest amount of time MrZ and I have spent alone since AndyZ was born. I know it’s not really a “date” – but we’re going to pretend we’re celebrating our Anniversary today (Which is actually Saturday and oddly enough, NOT a good day for us to celebrate – too much else going on.) and go eat together for lunch to celebrate. WITHOUT THE KIDS. We don’t eat out much anymore because it’s getting too expensive. It’s either Mexican or Pizza because those two meals are still relatively affordable even with three adults and one child. And we don’t do those often. So today? We’re going to lunch together. I’m so excited I don’t even know what to do with myself. An adult-only meal with my husband? What will we talk about? WHAT WILL I WEAR?
(The only thing that fits since I still haven’t lost the 34 pregnancy pounds I have leftover yet.)
It’s not much, but with three kids and two parents who work full-time – a meal alone is quite a splurge on time and money. I’m looking more forward to this more than the average couple probably would a weekend out of town. Even if it is combined with an 80-mile road trip followed by moving furniture…a meal alone with my husband? Totally makes up for it.