It’s date night…
And it’s not just a “we’re going to the movies for two hours” kind of date night…It’s a “kid is going to Grandma’s for 24 hours” style date night.
My all time favourite date was back before man and I did the whole share a home and have a kid thing.
One night, we skated from the NAC to Bank Street and ate dinner at Patty’s Pub in Old Ottawa South. We sat in that pub for hours talking and drinking too much wine. Then, we skated home in the middle of the night. We were the only ones on the Canal and it was kind of magical.
I’m hoping tonight is like that.
The plan is skating and dinner at Mamma Teresa Ristorante. I’ve never been there but we bought a gift certificate for the place in a silent auction at our daughter’s preschool fundraiser. Maybe we’ll also hit up Paddy’s. We’ll most certainly eat poutine.
So why am I babbling about date night?
The other day I read an article on Offbeat Families that I loved and wanted to share (read it here). It’s by Ottawa blogger/photographer Kristin Ireland who has a great blog called Mondays with Mac. The piece was about how she and her partner renewed their relationship by spending a day being a tourist in their own city. It was kind of inspiring and got me really excited for date night.
Things are really good with the man and I but like many couples we sometimes get so caught up in being awesome at work and being awesome parents that we put being the awesome couple that we are on hold.
So I guess my point is just to say, make sure you keep falling in love…with each other…and your city!