Friday night’s typical fare is take-out. Usually Chinese or Japanese food and whatever Sci-Fi the boys can get their hands on. We set up shop on our comfy couch for the evening. I don’t mind, really. I won’t eat their food or watch their shows, but I still hang out—snuggled into what has become a Friday night tradition.
But tonight is an exception. One of Boy Wonder’s friends asked him to dinner and we gleefully said “Yes!” IZ and I wasted no time formulating a plan for our evening alone. He’d make fresh pesto and salad and warm crusty bread; I’d head to the store for a buttery bottle of wine. I set our table with a real table cloth, lit a few candles, put on my favorite opera on the stereo. I even broke out never been used vintage Vera napkins… I didn’t know why I’d been saving them, until now. Dinner for two seemed like the perfect reason.
We dined and laughed and talked about adult things. He’s an amazing cook and conversationalist. I snapped his photo in the candlelight and looking through the lens realized once again how blessed I am. He is and will always be my soul mate.
And then Boy Wonder came bounding in with tales of his own dinner. How much fun he had. What he ate. Who said what. Can he do it again?
“Yes” we gleefully agreed.
The only thing better than dinner was the company. It was a lovely date.
I love you too. ~W
Sounds like the perfect Friday night.
(Hi, I’ve been lurking for a while now…..I really enjoy your blog,)
Welcome! I appreciate the comment and knowing who is reading. 😀 Thanks!! ~W
Oh I’m happy that you two got a date night. One of my “resolutions” for the year is to work more of those in with the HP. 🙂
It’s so hard. Especially finding a sitter. G is at an age, that we can run errands during the day without him… but it’s not the kind of thing that is relaxing. We jokingly call our Costco runs, “date night”… but it’s neither–a date, nor at night. And as much as I love the kid, we’re together SO much, it’s nice to have adult time over dinner. 😀 ~W
Yes- date nights. Why are they so difficult to come by? It’s one of our resolutions as well.
They are, aren’t they? It seems like even if you have the money to go out, finding a sitter is difficult! ~W
We’ve been starting to do date nights every Friday. Usually it’s nothing big – we don’t have a lot of “free” money and the baby can’t be left for long – but it’s just nice to get out for even an hour or so. But you know what? Staying *in* sounds kinda nice, too! 😉
Staying in was LOVELY. But I think even getting out for a walk together is necessary, except exercising isn’t my definition of romance. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, you know? ~W
That is a lovely night–I adore pesto! We mostly stay in on Friday nights ourselves, but not in such a special way.
And IZ makes a mean pesto, too! 😀 ~W
Gorgeous photo. Mmmmm pesto. Absolutely perfect date night. And was it followed up by Sci-fi?
No, no, no sci-fi. 😀 Which was nice for a change. Of course, they made up for it on Saturday night. 😀 ~W
that quarter whale looks even cuter by candlelight 😉
Yes, it does. 😀 ~W
How lovely…a night out IN…the perfect way to spend an evening…good food, wine and company!
It was a lovely evening… Perfect, actually. 😀 ~W