Marriage and Family

Not too married to date

One of the things that Jay and I agreed to work on when we moved to Taguig is our date day which became pretty much nonexistent when we had our third child and we moved to Cavite.

It’s one thing to leave 2 kids for a friend to oversee and another to leave a 6 year old, a 3-year old and a baby!  Seriously, I’m their momma but sometimes, my kids drive me nuts! Even my mom, their grandmom, beg off from this task often. So, we pay our babysitter a bit more than the usual fee and pray that she keeps her cool till we come back.

We thought that the Avengers was the movie that would be worth all the expenses for a night’s date. Our last real movie date was two years ago, the rest of our movie dates were done within the confines of our home, when the kids would be asleep. Anyway, we waited so long to see this one on big screen so we contacted our trusted babysitter and went on our date the night before Jay’s birthday.

I assured Jay that Avengers with a bag of my favorite cheese popcorn from Taters and a huge cup of coke to share between us will be heaven enough for me, but we realized that we’d probably be too tired and hungry to cook dinner for ourselves when we get back, we counted our change and went for a simple but filling dinner at Kenny Rogers.

Avengers was superb! It’s the best hero-group movie ever — X-Men and Fantastic 4 does not compare! Jay and I will definitely save up for a dvd copy when it comes out. I especially love the way they made Hulk’s character more interesting and charming. But of course, I am in love with Thor’s 17th century-type diction. (I’m just assuming on the century, but I’m sure you get the idea!)

But more than that, I enjoyed the night immensely because I had my husband all to myself and I was his for those few hours. We were able to talk and laugh and just be with each other for that one evening. We had the bag of popcorn all to ourselves, too! We were refreshed by each other’s company, revived by the graciousness of God (after all, these moments are rare…) and renewed by the experience.

I think I just might have fallen in love with my husband all over again. Dating is good and it’s good for our kids, too. They sense the peace, you know.  I guess we’re never too married to date!

“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun” Ecclesiastes 9:9.

A man doesn’t own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife’s love.”  ~ Edwin Louis Cole (Ed Cole)

“Fight for your spouses. Protect your children. Guard your families.” — Fully Housewifed.

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