I had an inspiration this afternoon - a few text messages later I had arranged for everyone to go to my parents for the evening. Everyone except Tim and I.
He was sleeping in his cave (he is on third shift) and had no idea. With a busy household, time to talk and remember why we love each other is scarce. I had the genius idea to have a date, but one where we wouldn't have to get dressed up, go out, or spend any money. I made Ziti and a great green salad for dinner and after the kids ate they left. I read and in a short time I heard Tim come upstairs.
"Where is everyone?" said he.
"I sent them away...they are all at my parents house." I smiled.
He smiled back.
It is so important to take the time to let our husbands know how important they are to us. It was lovely.
When the kids were all much younger we used to do deck dates - we would sit outside on our deck in the evening with a cup of coffee and tea after the kids were in bed. Those were lovely times too.