Friday. Nearing the end of my work day and my husband asked me when was the last time we went on a date. I had to think about it, to which he quickly pointed out, was too long. Sometime around our anniversary. In February.
So we went home, gave the kids a treat of McD’s and headed out. First, we went to Britt’s pub in the city. A beer for him, a G&T for me and some food. We didn’t bother with a table, we sat up at the bar, our high chairs pointed to one another, talking, talking, talking. And laughing. We touched a lot. Those little touches borne of a thousand days and nights together. We talked about everything. It felt like the kind of conversation had in new relationships, the one where you fall all over each other with talk because there is no one more interesting than that person sitting beside you. It was wonderful. And likely a little overdue.
Then we went out to see the new Batman v Superman movie. I loved it, he was kind of on the fence. We both showed our age because we both thought the soundtrack was too loud for the movie. It overpowered the action in too many places.
Saturday we slept in, oh joy of joys. We finally rolled out of bed around 11:30 and went about our day doing weekend-ly things. Grocery shopping, errands, then home to put things away and have naps. Because we could. That night we bought tickets for ourselves and the three teenagers to see the hilarious play Noises Off at the Imperial Theatre with a gift certificate my parents gave us last year. Shawn and I were already familiar with the show but it was a first for the kids and a long time since we had seen let alone been in a stage show. Made me miss the theatre a lot. The show was spectacular and we all laughed so hard our faces hurt.
Sunday I worked on the prom dress I’m making my daughter and Shawn worked on an epic Sunday dinner for the family. Dinner that night was peppered with everyone taking turns playing music on one of the devices as we all quickly became nostalgic for how quickly our family has gone from small and struggling to this home full of tall beautiful people.
My family is my greatest accomplishment.
It was truly, a perfect weekend. I couldn’t ask for more.