Having 3 boys and my granddaughter living with us kind of puts hubby and me time on the back-burner; not to mention having to go through the dreaded school applications which take up any and all free time we had. So we figured we’d have to make do with planning a night out for now rather than actually going on one – and decided on the theatre to see Guys and Dolls, a show about two spread betting type gamblers in a ‘10 things I hate about you’ kind of sketch.
Now I know that some of you might think the theatre is a little bit ambitious at the moment, but the idea of a night out with the hubby with a meal before and maybe some after-show drinks sounds fantastic, and would certainly keep me buoyed up for the upcoming half-term. After all, most of us parents tend to only get out on special occasions like Valentine’s Day or our birthdays, and even then the babysitter tends to only want to stay so long. When we do finally get some free time to ourselves, we are often dumbfounded with the idea that there is nothing to worry about or do that we normally just fall fast asleep!
So going back to my plan of the theatre – the show is one of my favourites and is currently back on tour again so I figure there has never been a better time to see it. For those of you who haven’t seen it already, I won’t spoil it but there’s plenty of romance and action to keep both me and the other half happy and some nice restaurant food will be a nice change from me continuing to practice my cooking (although hubby better not admit that he likes it better with all the effort I’ve been going to). Then after the show, we can find a nice bar to sit at and enjoy a few drinks in peace and quiet before the inevitable return home where our gorgeous kids will no doubt be sneaking up past their bedtime.
Anyway, rather than bore you all to death with yet more details of a night that might never happen, I’m going to trundle off and think about all the other wonderful things that could happen on a night out on the town but have to admit that even if it just remains a pipe dream, that I’ll secretly hold hubby to the promise of it even if he doesn’t know how either.