Monday, February 1, 2010

Date Night (Project 52) #3

I can't get the logo to work this week, so here is the link to Simply Modern Mom's blog. You can check out other bloggers who are participating in the Project 52 challenge.

To be honest, I am not sure if this really counts as a date, per say.

Over the weekend (which was lovely, by the way!), Yusuke came down with some kind of headache cold (which he wondered allowed was actually some form of cancer...typical!), and wasn't feeling well both Saturday night and Sunday. It was his turn to plan the date, and he assured me all week that he would take care of it.

On Saturday night, we had a family walk in Tokyo and then rushed back home to go grocery shopping at our local department store as they were having their monthly sale, and then off to his mom's for dinner. A little too much packed in one day plus the headache problem, so he said we would have our date on Sunday night.

I waited until dinner time on Sunday to inquire about it. Big mistake. He said we'd have to skip for this week.

Skip! No, no, no, it doesn't work that way. We can't skip.

Okay, he said, then our family walk in Tokyo can be like our date.

Uh, no. That doesn't work either. No kids allowed.

So, on Monday, I picked up some ice cream at the store and called him to remind him to be home by 10pm, if at all possible.

To make a long story short, I fell asleep with the kids and woke up a bit later than 10pm (10:45 pm). He was in the middle of cooking his dinner and he ate that while watching TV. Just as he was about to go for his snacks, I stopped him and showed him the ice cream surprise. I made a pot of tea and then served the ice cream and tea on a tray, asking him to turn off the TV so we could talk.

Just then, one of the kids started crying so I had to go take care of that. Twenty minutes later, the tea was bitter from being steeped too long. We quickly ate the ice cream and drank the tea, but all he could talk about was the kids and something about childproofing the house again. I tried to steer him away from those topics, but I was not in a very good mood by then.

He did ask what I had done all day, and I showed him some of my organizing projects. He was happy to see I had made progress there. Then, one of the kids started crying again and that was the end of our date.

We'll do better next time. Promise!


Marian said...

We had a similar date night this week, though you did better than us. It was my husband's turn to plan and he forgot, then we had my sister-in-law over and her kids, so we pushed it back, and I fell asleep on the couch. We also will have to do better next week!

Tiffany said...

that is one thing that we can't plan when it comes to date nights… not feeling well. i am amazed at how many attempts you two tried to make for date night! that shows dedication. great job!
tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

Lilith Silvermane said...

Good job on getting the ice cream and working hard to make it work! The one thing about date nights is consistency and effort!

It will become habit one day, and you both will appreciate it!

Glad that you are working hard on this!


~Suzanne~ (Crunchy Green Mom)