Last week Hubby and I were talking about getting out for a date, which is always a MAJOR subject when you have small children.
There’s childcare and logistics and the packing of all the crapola that small kids need. Really, it takes a village to organize any outing, much less a date.
And I’ll just say it…
Sometimes you get a little focused on when your next booty call will be, because those take planning too.
We were working out the timeline for childcare and getting to the event last Thursday and the conversation went like this:
Me: Maybe you should get off work early to take Baby Girl to the babysitter so we have time for dinner AND a show, if you know what I mean.
Him: I get off work at 4:30. You think between 4:30 and 7 pm that we won’t have time? (He got a little wild eyed.)
Me: Well, there’s traffic.
His mouth dropped open and he stared at me.
Him: There’s traffic to your vajayjay??
Me: I’m talking about to the dinner!
Him: Whew! I was wondering who was in the traffic jam.
Me: And just to set the record straight, there’s NO traffic jam. All lanes are open, if you know what I mean.
Him: Good to know. So about “the show”…
We’ve been engaging in scads of traffic innuendo all weekend about commute times and SigAlerts and 3-car pile-ups. Don’t even get me started on the HOV/carpool lanes…
I love that parenthood has leveled the playing field a bit. Now I’m not the only one in the family who needs Blondestar. I think I’m rubbing off on him.
p.s. It was a really great date!
Do all parents have such a difficult time getting out on a date? Feel free to share your stories in the comments. Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Speaking of amazing things, I just met Margie Lawson in person this evening and she is unbelievably fantastic! She and I took some cute photos, which I’ll put in a future blog.
Those of you going to the RWA Conference in Anaheim have really groovy prizes in store. I helped Margie pack her goodie basket for the Kiss of Death event and there’s a picture of me with the basket, along with a list of her giveaways, in her post today at Writers In The Storm. She’s giving away an Immersion Master Class from a drawing in the Goodie Room at the conference. Squeeee!!