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?