Yesterday I told y’all about how I was going to put a little extra effort into our date last night and I really did.
I got dolled up; I did my hair and make up, I wore a cute outfit, hell, I even sprayed perfume on the bed! Of course, the dogs laid all over the bed and ruined that smell but at least I tried, right?
Day 6 of Lifetime’s 7 Days of Sex Challenge was supposed to be “Her Last Chance” – Based on what we learned from Day 3, what would you do differently?”
Well, we didn’t learn anything on Day 3 because my husband had a horrible headache and we just went to sleep. So I made up my own prompt for Day 6…
FLIRT YOUR ASS OFF.
Yesterday I mentioned that I thought maybe the rituals of preparing for a date with a new lover might be part of what made romance so exciting in the beginning. So I did all of those things: the bubble bath, the make up, the perfume, etc. When my husband got home from work, I was pretty excited to go out to dinner.
And then something happened…which I am sure happens to a lot of couples. Our daughter acted up.
Angeline is 14, so you’d think she would be past the age of temper tantrums. Nope…not so much. We were going to go out to dinner at Macaroni Grill, but apparently, she has decided that she hates Macaroni Grill. She refused to go, put on her pajamas and gave us a really hard time.
An hour later, after arguing with her and explaining that it was family night out and she had no choice, she was as adamant as ever that she was going nowhere.
Instead of dragging her kicking and screaming out of the house in her pajamas to a nice restaurant, we said fine.
We disconnected the internet, phone and television and left her at home – grounded for the next week – and we went out to dinner alone.
I wonder how many times other couples try to plan a nice evening out and their kids spoil their plans? This probably happens all of the time, right?
I made a conscious decision as we left the house to not let her brat attack ruin our evening. Sure, it would have been nice to include her in our dinner out, but instead of dwelling on my aggravation, I just let it go. We were starving by the time we left the house – we’d been arguing with her for almost an hour – so we just went to a local Italian joint down the street that is every bit as good as Macaroni Grill.
Except there’s never a wait! We had a lovely dinner and I actually put my cell away once we were seated and focused on my husband. I flirted with him. I made lovey dovey eyes at him. I guess my concentration paid off because he opened the car door for me when we left the restaurant!
Once we got home, we talked about Angeline’s punishment with her and then stopped thinking about it. Instead of dwelling on what happened earlier, we just focused on spending time together and went to bed at 9 pm.
It ended up being a very nice evening…
While participating in Lifetime’s 7 Days of Sex Challenge, I am learning that it really isn’t as easy as it seems…but where there’s a will, there’s a way!