Monday, March 15, 2010

Man, I Feel Like a Wo-mom

An unprecedented event has happened at our house.

Actually, now that I think about it, a couple of unprecedented things have happened at our house.  But since the other couple things involve potty training, I'll put those in the TMI file for a rainy day.  Or for when the boys bring their first girlfriends over to meet us. 

Anyways, back to the unprecedented event.  Are you ready?

Scott and I have gone out on two dates in the past two weeks.  Yup, you heard me.  TWO dates in TWO weeks.

The first week my mom just offered out of the blue to watch the kids, so that was a heavenly surprise.  I put on a sweater dress with black tights and bright red lipstick and we went out for sushi.  It was divine.  The second week we had plans with a couple friends who couldn't find a sitter, so at the last minute we decided to head out solo instead.  I put on a little black dress and dangly earrings and pinkish lipstick and we went out for Italian.  Not as good as the sushi night, but I think we were just plain getting spoiled by then and didn't know how to fully appreciate it anymore.

It's so nice to go out to dinner with my husband and feel like a woman instead of a mom.  A girl needs to wear a little red lipstick and some dangly earrings every now and then, you know what I mean? 

In an effort to feel a little less mom-ish, I've also started trying to do this new thing with my hair.  Basically I'm just curling it all willy-nilly and going for a blonde tousled look.  Like Marilyn.  Or Kimber, from Nip/Tuck.

It might be coming out more like Meredith Baxter-Birney, though.

I'm still working on it.

Maybe if we get a third date next week, I'll be ready to really rock it out.  Until then...I am wo-mom, hear me roar.


hypermom said...

You go, girl!! Rock that hair out! The tousled, just got out of bed look is so sexy :) Beats just them tying them up for a change.

Jen said...

It is so awesome to feel like a woman and not a mom. You rock those curls, girl!

Sadia said...

Good for you. So many of us forget to take time for couplehood. (Yep, guilty. Working on it.)

Steph said...

Roooaaar! Two date nights in a row...that's awesome!

BTW the Little Bear episode where they gave Emily's doll a funeral is on right now. Morbid!

Anonymous said...

Just remember be home by curfew and no putting out until at least the fourth date!! "You dont want to get a reputation of being easy."
I long for date nights!!!

Krystyn said...

Oh, date nights are so good, aren't they? I can only wish I had family close by that could surprise us!

Helene said...

Tim and I sooooo need a date night! How awesome that you actually dressed up for your date nights. When we have had the awesome experience to go out by ourselves, we rarely dress up. I can see why dressing up would make that much more special!

Isn't Kimber's hair to die for? I love that style too but I don't think I could ever pull it off!

mrs. b. said...

woohoo for date nights! me = jealous. and i would bet that you look just fabulous in your curls. you go, girl!


congrats! good for you! we need to do better about that! i love all those hair looks..rock em!

Aging Mommy said...

Oh those date nights! I wish I had known pre-Motherhood how few there would be in the "after-life", I would have gone out to eat every night if so, instead of the 3 or 4 times a week we did used to manage! I recently blogged about how getting ready for one of these rare events has changed so much too and finding the time to attempt anything glamorous is more or less impossible. Great post and I really like your blog. I am visiting over from FFF at MBC