Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nobody Puts Vanna in a Corner

Tonight over a home-cooked meal of Swiss Steak and noodles, I said to Scott, "Maybe what I need is a date."

He said, "Yes, I was just thinking we needed a date night."

Ashley chimed in. "Mommy, what's a date night?"

"Well, it's a night where daddy and I spend time together, just the two of us."


I turned back to Scott. "So what do you think we should do? Got any ideas?"

Ashley chimed in again. "I know what you should do, mommy."

Well, this should be interesting, I thought.

"You could take turns with the keyboard. First, daddy will have a turn. Then you can have a turn. You can share!"

(The "keyboard" is what my kids call the iPad. I find it too cute to correct them.)

"Oh, well that sounds like fun. Then what should we do?"

"Um, you should watch that one show. With the wheel and the little tiny lady in the corner. You know, where people spin the wheel? And then they get money, I think? But not if they get the black spot, I dont think you get money then. And then they go to the ocean and the beach when they win the money. And sometimes there's a man at the wheel, he tells people what to do."

"Are you talking about Wheel of Fortune? Where they guess the letters?"

"They don't guess letters, mommy, they make words."

Scott piped up, "Since when do you watch Wheel of Fortune?" But Ashley was too busy planning Dream Date 2011 to stop now.

"After the show, you should go cuddle with each other really close. And then maybe have a snack."

I told her it sounded like a perfect date. A little iPad, Wheel of Fortune, cuddles and a snack...sign me up.

Maybe Ashley should take over the planning for Date Night Challenge. She has a knack for it, don't ya think?



Jenner said...

She's very perceptive, what great ideas. :)

Holly Ann said...

Oh, that is awesome. And I really needed the laugh. Thanks! ;)

Big Momma said...

We watch Wheel every night, it's one of our family things. The boys call it "the letters show!" :)

Kmama said...

I love that she called Vanna the very tiny lady in the corner. Hilarious.

Jen said...

LOL! Nothing says romance like Wheel of Fortune.

Funny in My Mind said...

is snack a secret word for nooky?

Sarah said...

That sounds like a great date night! She should definitely plan more of them.

Krystyn said...

Oh, she totally has a mind for it...right down to the "snack" and "cuddling really close!"

wonderchris said...

You know how I feel about THE WHEEL!!! Great minds think alike, Ashley! Awesome date night. Did you hear there was a contest to be "the little tiny lady in the corner". I am so jealous of the winner!!

Anonymous said...

Would you judge me if I said that actually sounds like an awesome night?

Brandy@YDK said...

you should definitely have her plan your nights.

Helene said...

Does she also babysit? Cuz that's our biggest one wants to babysit the spawn so we can go on a date night.

Just think...Ashley could totally make a business out of it. Not only will she babysit, she'll also plan your date night. I'd pay money for that kind of service.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

That is very very cute...