So much of our time these days is full. We try not to over schedule our lives but somehow we always feel busy. Cooking, cleaning, meal planning, activities and regular play time fills our minutes and hours to the point of overflowing.
Last weekend on the spur of the moment Kevin and I dropped the kids off at his parents house and went out for dinner. Kevin's mom hadn't been well for a while and we weren't able to ask them to watch the kids. Now that she is feeling better and stronger (and D2 isn't quite as much effort) we felt comfortable asking.
Dinner out was just perfection. It wasn't at a fancy restaurant, it wasn't a long meal. But we talked and talked. I will admit that with our life being busy and full with the kids our actual adult only conversations are usually short and to the point. I was happy to see that we can connect, spend time together (sans kids) and still be interested in each other.
Hopefully this can become a regular date night. It helped recharge my batteries that night, and I could use a recharge like that more often.