June 23, 2005

A life? I have a... Life?

I got a call on Monday from one of my best friends, calling to say she wanted to take my three boys Friday night to spend the night. This would be with my 4th Son.

I kept saying, "Are you sure?!" She was positive. I think she's insane. Trust me 3+1 is a lot easier than 1+3.

So I came in last night and said to my husband, "Donna's taking the boys..." and he said, "Oh. We have some gift certificates to some restaurants we can use."

Looking rather sad I replied, "Oh. I wanted to see a movie. I wanted to see Batman. I heard it was good."

He looked at me quizzically and said, "Hon, we can DO THEM BOTH!"

Holy crap. We can do both!

I replied excitedly, "OH! We can! I hadn't thought of that." and his answer was... "And we can even.see.a.late.movie."

Be still my heart. Not only dinner and a movie... but we can see a LATE movie! One that starts at like 10! Because... to do both... I'm not paying $100 worth of babysitting fees!

Yes, my kids are older, but sitters are expensive so we never do anything that is more than 2 or 3 hours. With every hour that passes I hear 'KaaaaCHING!" as I mentally add how much extra we are really paying to stop after a movie and have that leisurely cup of coffee.

Absent tomorrow night will be that KaaaaCHING!

And absent tomorow night will be... blogging. I have plans!

Posted by Boudicca at June 23, 2005 10:55 PM

*sighs, envying Boudicca*

"Get off your brother!!! No, you can't have Oreos for dinner!!! Stop reading your sister's diary!!! Don't do that to the dog!!! No, the cat doesn't want to ride in the dryer!!! You've already seen Shrek 2 at least 346 times already!!! Go ask your father!!!"

*sighs, envying Boudicca once again*

Posted by: DixieDarlin' at June 23, 2005 11:27 PM

I never realized how fun late movies were until I was no longer able to go. My husband and I were known to go to 2 or 3 movies in a day, just cause we could (we had a friend who had a serious movie monkey on his back and we saw it all). That of course ended when we had kids.

Posted by: annette at June 23, 2005 11:30 PM

Yay!! Have a wonderful time and don't do anything I wouldn't do :winks:

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 23, 2005 11:36 PM

Have a blast!! You may considering taking pictures so you can remember this night out on the town. It might not happen again for awhile...or at least until the oldest is able to babysit :-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 24, 2005 01:04 AM

Batman was good-- It's too bad he dies in the end though, never would have thought that the bad guys would win . . . ;)

Enjoy your dinner and late movie.

Posted by: Aris_Ravencroft at June 24, 2005 06:48 AM

{does Happy dance} That is wonderful news. I know, I know, I heard about it yesterday... but still great news!

Posted by: vw bug at June 24, 2005 07:28 AM

Wow, that sounds great! You'll have to let us know what it's like..... Going out. Like grownups. No Kaaaaching. What a great concept!

Posted by: Richmond at June 24, 2005 08:14 AM


Have a wonderful time.

You deserve it!!

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 24, 2005 08:17 AM

And by late movie does he mean one you make yourself? *wink, wink* Sorry, it's the Bad Example in me! Have a great time.

Posted by: Oddybobo at June 24, 2005 10:14 AM

a date? A date? A date that normally would cost $250.00, with no promise of romance. Hey ROMANCE>>>skip the movie.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 24, 2005 10:54 AM

awesome! have a wonderful time!

Posted by: sarahk at June 24, 2005 11:01 AM

My sister is coming into town this weekend. We wrangled her to watch the boys for us Saturday night. We are going to go do something I haven't done one other time in the last year and half... see a movie, in the theater... I'm giddy.

Posted by: Contagion at June 24, 2005 01:17 PM

Oooh, sooo jealous! I'd settle for one or the other.

Posted by: Julie at June 24, 2005 02:17 PM

Oh yea! Have fun!! Boom-chicky-chicky-boom.

Posted by: Jody Halsted at June 24, 2005 09:54 PM

"Holy crap. We can do both!"
LOL - luckily so far I've lucked out in that the girls I've dated that have had children have always had relatives willing to take them fairly regularly, including the current girl. Hopefully that trend will continue.

Posted by: S at June 25, 2005 01:45 PM

No Home Movies! Sheesh! I'm not married to Harvey... TNT is! :)

Posted by: Bou at June 25, 2005 10:12 PM