Since we started this farm initiative, lots of things have changed for the whole family. We moved. We added lots of animals to take care of. Our weekends are filled with chores to complete. AND WE DON’T HAVE CABLE!
But I never thought it would impact David and I’s date nights. Let me first say that date nights are few and far between for us. Too much to get done and never enough time to do it. But when they do happen, they tend to be on the simple side. Dinner and a movie and such.
So when we got a chance for a night out this weekend, I was so excited. It was our first one since our anniversary in April! I finished my chores early, cleaned up with make up, clothes without poop or mud on them and even heels.
I knew going in that this wasn’t going to be typical date. We had to incorporate picking up a piece of equipment from a dealer in Eaton. We planned to drop off the kids, grab dinner at a new local hang out and then take it from there.
Needless to say, we haven’t lived in Eaton for a while. We forgot that other than dinner, THERE IS NOTHING TO DO! This is one of the reasons we moved away all those years ago. We debated gong to Richmond, but it seemed like a long trek. Instead, we did exactly what we used to do when we were dating – drove around the back roads. It was fun to go back, and we enjoyed seeing all of our old stomping ground.
The date took a detour when we randomly came across a farmer that David knew working a field, which resulted in a 30-minute ride in his tractor while I waited on the side of the road playing the iPad. Ah well, go with the flow, I say, and I got three stars on every level of Angry Birds Star Wars!
In the end, we drove back to Waynesville with the kids and hauling a bailer. Since we had to go slow (35 miles an hour the whole way!), it took a while, but the trip was nice and in the end the date was a lovely way to reconnect to each other and our hometown. It reminded me that sometimes simple is better. But next time, maybe we could have a date without farm equipment involved?
Love you, honey!