Thursday, April 17, 2008

Finding Time for a Date

There just never seems to be enough time to accomplish all the things I want to get done. Of course, part of the problem lies within myself. I want to do it all! Gardening, exercise, play with my kids, teach my kids stuff, scrapbook, make awesome and healthy meals, bake, experiment with said cooking, hike, travel, just to name a few. Add in the daily housework, laundry, diapering, feeding and grooming of kids, grocery and clothes shopping, it's a wonder I ever get to participate in extracurricular activities.

Speaking of extracurricular activities, I would like to take my dear hubby out on a date once in a while, but when? We have little mini-dates at home. You know, when the kids are put in bed and we have our alone time. Lately, our together time has been consumed fighting off evil patrons of the dark side of the force. Aha, yes, we geeks (and proud of it) love to play Lego Star Wars on our Wii. I'm not typically a video game connoisseur, but Paul has found one that strikes my fancy. I love playing Han Solo and blasting my way through swarms of Storm Troopers on the Death Star.

Other mini-dates include being couch potatoes. Our favorite shows include Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Eureka (if it ever comes back). The combination of my hubby, a scifi show, and a glass of wine is downright romantic! Once in a while, none of our shows will be airing. Then we rely on our DVD stash, preferably something from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

It's been a long time, but we also like to challenge each other to a game of Scrabble. But alas, poor Paul, he is timid about playing against me, because of course I am the Scrabble Queen. It may because I taught second grade and had to teach phonics and know a phonogram or two, but the bottom line is I usually WIN! I think the one time he did win, is when we took the travel version to the hospital while I was in labor with Ian. The contractions definitely interfered with my thinking during that game.

What do you do for a mini-date?

9 comments:

beth - total mom haircut said...

This all sounds so familiar. Let me go pop the cork on some white before The Office starts.

My husband is ridiculous at Boggle. It's completely insane and drives me crazy!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I am just laughing at the thought of you playing scrabble while in labor!

Bloggy Mama said...

I love this post!

Kelly M said...

Oh the Wii..I love it! I personally like the bowling and tennis! Those are my favorite! it is such a good bonding activity..plus you get some excersie while your at it.

WHat about a candlelight late night dessert?

Rachel said...

We sometimes play the PS2, but usually our mini-dates and watching movies or our fave shows like CSI and The First 48.

Damselfly said...

I am definitely like that too. I have so many interests.

Lady M said...

We are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fans too! I listened to every last one of the Return of the King commentaries while I was nursing Q. ;)

Michelle said...

You seriously played scrabble during labour? You're a madwoman! We stash our scrabble board under the bedside table so we can whip it out whenever we like :) We sorely need to do more 'us' stuff together as well, though sometimes I just don't think of making the time and I should!

Pendullum said...

Scrabble by candelight....
Nothing finer!