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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DNL # 5 - How to Get Some Sleep

(This is part of my five part Date Night Lessons series dedicated to our first date night in like, a really freaking long time).

For Previous Lessons, Refer to:
DNL#1 - How Much Do You Pay a Babysitter?
DNL#2 - How to Roll When Someone "Comps" You
DNL#3 - How to Ride in an Elevator
DNL#4 - How to Start a Fight at the Knights of Columbus

So, date night was awesome. It's a good thing that Heather and I are married to two responsible men because she and I had a raucous time talking about a whole lot of nothing sitting in the back of the car on the way home while our husbands made sure we got home safely.

As we traded ideas on how we could go kung-fu on Mr. iPod Conspiracy Theorist and as we tried to explore different theories on who Jamie really could be, we sat in the back giggling in a way that was reminiscent of when we graduated from college and would go out and party in D.C.

Except, when we did that, we could go home, hang out, roll into bed whenever, and sleep in until it suited us.

But that's not really how it works anymore, huh?

Because my kids didn't get the memo, and they actually thought the party was starting, not ending at 3:30 AM.

Lesson Learned:
Date night needs to be a lot less fun next time. I can't hang anymore.


And that completes the "Date Night Lessons" series. If you have hung around for all 5 installments, you will receive, well . . .

Absolutely nothing.

I don't do giveaways and shit. That's not how I roll.

But hopefully you can learn from our lesson here and ensure a much smoother date night for yourself one day soon.


Karls said...

Well... I can tell you I'm NOT looking forward to having children. You've just sealed the deal.

Mrs Montoya said...

Aw, I was only sticking around for the giveaway. What a let down!! Good thing you're so great I can't resist. The series was great. Please go out again soon

Vodka Logic said...

More funny. To be a fly on the wall in the back of the car..

Nipun said...

Awesome ways..



Nipun said...

Awesome ways..



Anonymous said...

Yeah - I learned a long time ago that I can't hang. Date night for me has to start at 5. My tired ass needs to be in bed by 9 or I turn into a pumpkin.



MiMi said...

You know what's kind of sad? It had been so long since you did a date night that you were able to turn it into a 5 post, uber entertaining, blog topic.
I salute you! And it sucks that now we're old enough we should be able to do this crap all the time, but we can't because, well...we're too old! :)

Amy said...

I love those rare nights when you can get together with friends and just laugh and be silly!

I am wayyy overdue and have been living vicariously through you and your series!

AJ said...

sniff. I would SO like to go out on a date night that ends after 9pm. I am telling you... my hubby: not the life of the party. Glad you had so much fun!

Lemon Gloria said...

As someone who gets a whole lot of not enough sleep, I feel you, I really do. We have a date planned for this Saturday. At 5:30 pm. With kid in tow. I really hope to be asleep by 9:30. My husband and Big J can stay up as late as they'd like.:)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

So young and innocent you are! This is just the beginning! When the kids leave home you will find that you no longer want to stay up until all hours........ Insomnia and all the other fun stuff will hit you. Ooops, I am supposed to let all this be a.... um.... surprise....

Salt said...

I definitely did not receive absolutely nothing. I received some very valuable life lessons. The most important one being to not with an elderly man's iPod machine without being prepared for the consequences.

I'm glad you guys had a great night, even if it was a little too much fun. :)

Salt said...

And that was supposed to say:

"to not MESS with an elderly man's iPod machine"

It's been a long day.

kys said...

That's why I don't do Date Night anymore. Whenever I leave my kids with a sitter they get up at the ass crack of dawn the next day. I guess to see if I made it home?

Of course, my husband sleeps till noon.

Sadia said...

I'm anticipating my second date night this year soon, and I suspect we'll go to bed far earlier than we once did!

It's nice to meet you. I saw "Masala Chica" and HAD to visit your blog. I'm a British-born Bangladeshi living in America, married to a half Caucasian half Mexican American soldier. Our twins are ... well, y'know.

Nice to meet you!

Kristin said...

Date night...what's that?

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

The kiddos are the true party animals amongst us, aren't they?

and I like how you roll.

Sarah said...

I can't hang anymore either. And I hate it how the kiddos never get the memo when you've had too much to drink :)
Loved this series.

Allyson said...

I would have to say that the lessons learned from this little Date Night Workshop is much better than any t-shirt giveaway (but not better than an apron, sorry. Did you SEE that, Salt???) I have learned that I'm going to name drop "Jamie" wherever I go in case it's code for something, I'm going to only go out on date night once a year because then I get to drink REALLY good wine (goodbye Yellowtail) and most importantly, I will NOT put my hands on ANYBODY'S machine because that's just asking for stained dentures to be hurled in my general direction. Thanks for the tutorial. I think you may have just saved my life.

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The Only Girl said...

Loved the DNL series! Well done. Bravo! Funny AND educational. You're the whole package baby!

Shandal said...

I hear ya how its no fun not being able to sleep in after a night out anymore! NO fun!

Look at you getting TV casting crews coming after you! Haha!

Reuben said...

Ummm, dang you for robbing me of precious sleep time after spending hours already listening to you speak. Haha, JK. I'm totally glad I started reading your blog. It's legen-I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the next word is-dairy. Legen-dary.

Well played my fun new friend. Well played :)


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