But, lately I've been craving some date nights with other men....that is, my little men. Sometimes I get so busy with doing life with three little ones that I don't take the time to really just "be" with each of them. I love the moments when it's just you and one of them and they are telling you a story like only a 4 year-old can or when you get to spend a few precious moments rubbing one of their backs before bedtime. But, lately I've been thinking that I'd like more! I would love to spend an entire evening with each of them...just them and Mommy. Go to dinner, get some ice cream, push each other on the swings at the park.
So, I'm going to work on that...getting a date with each of my amazing boys. I'm not sure what that looks like with an 8 month old, but we'll figure something out! HA! I am also going to work on my hubs getting time with each of them as well. It's so important for daddies to have that time with boys!! MAN! Maybe it will be once a month with each of them....maybe one month is with Mommy and the next is with Daddy? Still working through the details.
All I know is it's time to revamp date night and give the boys some space to be themselves and not have to share me or Chris with anyone else! What a treat! And I'm looking forward to those moments when they open up their little worlds to me and I get the opportunity to speak LIFE and JESUS to them without any distractions. In the day to day chaos and loudness of life I forget how AMAZINGLY COOL my boys are...they are funny, unique, smart, feisty, and fun!! I want to me more like them when I grow up!
EVERYONE needs a "Date Night"!!
Here's a pic from my iphone...ha...of me and Micah on a date at Whole Foods in Austin! Such a fun night together! We laughed and really talked and it felt so peaceful. I remember saying, "Micah, you're my friend and I love you!" I really LOVED being his friend that night! He's so cool!!!