Oh YES I did!
Date night: October 22, 2010
Participants: Pooldad, Skippy and Wallene [Yes we DO take our kid on a date with us. It is still definitely a date tho' as she doesn't mind a little parental PDA and hand holding in public.]
Venue: The movie theatre to see "Hereafter" [Thank you Rudee for the suggestion.]
Not in attendance: My damn cane!
What an awesome evening.
We don't go out much together [if you haven't noticed] because of financial restraints and the fact I am just too dang tired at the end of the day to want to leave the house.
But the other day I was reading The Knitting Nurse and she had a post about a close friend and how they were going to see the movie "Hereafter". Rudee also included a clip which Wallene and I watched. After viewing it three times we both looked at Pooldad and said "Please?" He readily agreed with the understanding that I had to feel up to it on Friday evening.
So yesterday I did what I do best - which is nothing. Yep - absolutely nothing all day and let me tell you it worked like a charm. [Sounds selfish, I know - but you have to understand - it is energy conservation at it's finest Tadpoles and I have discovered I have it down to a science.]
Pooldad arrived home at 6 pm and we were out the door by 6:45. I literally skipped* down the stairs to the van and needed no help to get into my seat. In fact, the whole night, I didn't need any assistance at all.
The thing is I totally forgot to take my cane and didn't realize I didn't have it until I came home. It is such another one of my appendages that it is not even a thought to pick it up and go. I am used to having it at all times. I guess we were in such a hurry to make the earlier movie I just moseyed on out the door without a second glance at the hall tree where I keep it.
Actually that wasn't even the best part of the evening. The popcorn [gasp!] wasn't even the best part - nope!
The very best part was a conversation Wallene had with her friends regarding their Friday night plans. When Wallene told her girlfriends that she was excited about going to the movies with us to see "Hereafter" they all screwed up their noses and said "Ewww - Why would you want to go out in public with your parents on a Friday night?" She just laughed and replied "Because my parents are cool." At first I think her friends were skeptical until the subject changed and they started talking about hair color. Wallene mentioned that she colors hers all the time [4 times in the past year, I think?] and one of the girls remarked "Oh my parents would never let me do that." Then another chimed in "Mine either. How do you get away with it?" Wallene answered "Are you kidding? My Mom buys me the hair color." That is when we became cool to her friends. heehee.
Who knew a $5 box of Preference by L'Oreal [in Auburn] would do the trick?
*Okay, okay - I didn't "skip" - but I didn't have to take the stairs one at a time last night. Bonus!
Hope you all have a great weekend. I have packages to mail out! See ya' on the flip side.