On The Road Again…

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.

20 thoughts on “On The Road Again…”

  1. Getting excited about it is good!

    And it is a date even it it’s not an official date it’s you and hubby together with no one else to bother you really

  2. Aw, Happy (early) Anniversary! The husb and I are like that, too. we never splurge on ourselves, and so like you, even an afternoon grabbing a bagel sandwhich is a huge treat for us. I hope you guys really enjoy your lunch date and drive together!

  3. Have a great day, and happy early anniversary! We’ve only been out once for about an hour when the baby was 2 months old. My parents made us go out for our anniversary and they kept the kids. It’s such a weird feeling, actually being able to sit down, eat a meal, and talk without interruption. Enjoy every minute!!

  4. Enjoy your alone time! (even if you DO have to spend some of it moving furniture) It’s the little things, right? HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! (ours is Saturday, too – coincidence!)

  5. I hope you have a lovely time with MrZ. I haven’t been out with my partner since August and I’m dying for a night out with him.

  6. Aww, that’s so great. I love those times – it’s crazy how exciting just a lunch gets when kids are in the picture!

    Have lots of fun, yummy food & flirting! πŸ™‚

  7. Happy early anniversary! Hope you guys have a great lunch!

    Hopefully LilZ doesn’t get too attached to a bigger bed… once college comes around, it’s back to the twin. πŸ™‚ Although, I do wish MY parents would upgrade the beds in my brother’s and my old bedrooms from twins already. I mean, I only stay there a couple nights a year, but a 28-year-old in a twin bed? I have no sympathy for LilZ.

  8. I totally understand your excitement. My husband and I got married and, the next day, moved across the country. We were far away from family and friends who could watch my then 10 year old son, so we had very little alone time. Thankfully, my husband had a work schedule that allowed him to take every other Friday off. I can’t tell you how much I looked forward to those Fridays! I hope that you and Mr. Z have a wonderful day, and that you feel refreshed, not worn out, afterward. Hey, even moving furniture can be invigorating when you are with someone you love πŸ™‚

  9. Have a wonderful date day. I don’t have kids and I can’t remember the last time I spent time alone with my husband. We are on opposite schedules.

  10. For the love of god, DON’T go to el herradura!

    Just kidding, just kidding. I know we already signed a truce to agree to disagree on that one. Plus, we tried Laredo and loved it, so I guess we’re even.

    I know it’s probably too late for a suggestion, but have you tried D & L bistro in the Clocktower plaza? It’s kind of hard to find, but it’s super cute and delicious for relatively cheap prices (esp. for lunch). That’s one of our favorite weekday lunch date spots.

  11. But it’s worth it, right? I wonder about it sometimes, my fiance and I are getting married soon. He’s already got a kid from a previous relationship and doesn’t necessarily want more. Sometimes I think he’s right (when I read posts like these, particularly). But then yesterday I saw the most adorable little girl sitting on the bus with her dad asking him all sorts of cute questions about things she saw, and I was like: MUST SPAWN. Do you still shop? Drink lattes while reading Cosmo and spying on other people’s outfits? Go to the gym mostly because you just bought an awesome new pair of sneakers? THESE ARE THINGS I CAN NEVER GIVE UP ON πŸ™

  12. Congrats on the anniversary!
    Lunch dates are the way to go…even $$ restaurants are half as much for lunch, especially because you don’t tend to drink (as much anyway!). Have a great time.
    I sort of can’t wait for my maternity leave to end so that my husband and I will have the opportunity to exchange more than a few sentences at dinnertime. We’ll be able to go to kids free lunches again. Horrah!

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