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It’s no surprise that for the past year date nights have been super minimal around here.
Before becoming a mom, the dumber and much more naive version of myself would always say things like, “A baby is an addition to your life! We will still go on dates! We will have one date night a week!” I apologize to any of you who knew me then. I mean, really. I would love to go back in time and give myself the smack I deserved. Little did we know that weekly date nights involved finding a sitter, paying a sitter, paying for the date, and then hoping we could stay awake past the appetizer. Needless to say, we’ve gone on a date twice this past year. Apparently when you both work full time, pay like $1000 a month in childcare, and have a child who likes to get up at 530am every day, finding time/money/energy for a date night just isn’t always worth it. The romance kind of falls by the wayside and takes a back seat to this tiny little human who has invaded your social (and sex?) life. Can you relate?
But recently, I had HAD it with the no date night trend. I contacted a close friend, and we decided to set up a secret double date night for our husbands. Our husbands both work long hours and never get to hang out with each other (or us for that matter!), so we thought it would be extra special to surprise them with a night out. Basically, they had no idea it was actually a double date. My friend and I planned this about a month in advance so we could coordinate schedules and babysitters. We finally had a date locked in and we were both so pumped 1. for a night out, 2. for a night out with other adults, and 3. for sangria, obviously.
The day of the big date night came, and all was well. Babysitter still locked in, no one was called to work last minute, and no children were sick. We were good. to. go. Until this happened around 4pm:
Pat: I feel like crap. Me: What?! Why? How? Pat: I don’t know, my stomach just doesn’t feel well. Me: But you don’t understand, you have to feel well. It’s date night. Pat: I know, but can we reschedule? My stomach just feels weird.
And that’s when I had to cave to convince him to man up and deal with whatever was going on. BECAUSE IT WAS DATE NIGHT. And all the coordinating!!
Me: But Mike and Lindsey are coming!!!! Pat: They are?! Okay, let’s go. I never get to see Mike, this will be fun. I’ll make it work.
THAT’S RIGHT YOU’LL MAKE IT WORK.
Another hour goes by and suddenly I’m the one not feeling well. Like, reeaalllyyy not feeling well. We decided we would wait until 6pm, and then make the call. 6pm came around and both of us were significantly worse and praying for bed time. By 7:30pm, we were SIMULTANEOUSLY vomiting in the bathroom and kitchen sink.
We spent our entire “date night” side by side, vomiting with diarrhea, and ended up camping out on the bathroom floor. It was, by far, the worst date night in our history of date nights. But that’s what true love is all about, right? When you and puke and poop all over and still love each other just the same?!
(We haven’t scheduled a date night since. Mike and Lindsey, however, did end up enjoying themselves without us at the restaurant. And I’m pretty sure they were glad we didn’t join them.)
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel have bigger issues in the romance department in their upcoming movie Sex Tape, which airs in theaters July 18th. It’s a Revealing Comedy from the Director of Bad Teacher that’s about a married couple who get caught up in the everyday lifestyle of raising young children and managing their careers. In an attempt to spice things up again, they decide to have their own little date night (less vomit though) and film themselves gettin’ busy…which ends up uploading to their Cloud. And is then sent to all of their contacts. For all to see. (I KNOW, eeeeek!) They team up to figure out the mystery that is “the Cloud” and try to erase the video before anymore damage is done. Check out the hilarious trailer below (I’m definitely scheduling a date night to see it, because it looks pee-your-pants funny!):
Sex Tape is in theaters July 18th, so set up your date night NOW to go see it! And maybe make sure you aren’t around anyone who’s puking beforehand. 🙂