Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hot Date

Last weekend I mentioned to HeRoos that it would be nice to go on a "planned date." There is something still fun and exciting about going out with my husband when he plans the date. He sent me a text message during the week asking if I was available Friday night. Our date turned into a date day.

After my doctor appointment, HeRoos took me to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. I have been wanting to go there since it opened but the wait has been too long. Finally, we decided to brave the cold for fifteen minutes and stand outside in line until it opened. It was delicious and worth the wait. Then we came home so he could work and I took a fabulous three hour nap!

I love surprises (and HeRoos knows that) so instead of telling me what we were doing, he drove to our destination- the E Center for a hockey game! It was fun to do something out of the norm. I must admit that the game was a little disappointing...there were no major fights. Now, I'm not usually a violent person. In fact, I dislike wrestling and boxing BUT there is something I enjoy about watching men (fully clothed with padding on) slam against the sides of the skating rink, slicing ice into the air as their teammates come to the rescue. I also like the concept of a penalty box. It reminds me of time out for big boys.

Back to the whole dating thing, men do have a lot of responsibility. Not only do they have to plan the date but they also have to pay for the date. If they're lucky, they may get a thank you and an awkward hug at the end of the night. There was a couple sitting next to us at the hockey game and it was obvious they were on a first date. They didn't talk at all. I think most of us have had our share of horrible dates and can appreciate when a date goes well.

I'm glad I had one last night and I'm looking forward to him calling to set up another.



monica said...

Dating when you're married just isn't the same as when you are single. And dating when you have kids...well, that's a whole other ball of wax. That's when you call going to the grocery store unattended a date. :) Not very high on the romance scale but time alone nonetheless.

Spackmans said...

I am glad you got to eat at the yummy Cheesecake factory, and that Utah finally got one. Me and my mom ate there when we were in Chicago. Just hearing you went there makes my tastebuds melt. Planned dates are so fun especially after being married, you appreciate them more.

Rookie Dad said...

I hope HeRoos got more than just an awkward hug at the end of the night.