I'm proud to say that we have done this consistently for at least two years now. But, as things like this do, we have lately allowed it to be just dinner and have talked ourselves into allowing work on Date Nights.
So, a couple of weeks ago, we recommitted to taking Date Night back to the original idea. As a part of my recommitment, I have decided that if the laundry and the dishes aren't done before dinner, it will be fine for them to wait until Tuesday morning. (This is a big sacrifice for me, I hate waking up to messes!) Also, there will be no blog posts on Mondays -- unless I'm able to post something before the kids eat dinner. (Which, let's face it -- probably won't be happening often!)
So here's to Date Night! Tonight's plan was for Bret to grill, and for us to then play some Guitar Hero on the Wii. But, today was rainy and gloomy, we both have killer headaches, and the kids have just not been very cooperative. Plan B -- black-eyed peas and cornbread, chocolate cake (from the freezer, hooray for leftovers and freezers!) and coffee for dessert, and a grown-up movie from Redbox!