At times you just need to break out of your comfort zone and this ABC Dating has worked to do that for us. 'Q' was a difficult letter for me to come up with something. The word quirky kept coming to mind but having a word and having a date are two very different things. I then got thinking about this idea I had seen on the Internet revolving around James Bond. I wanted to take Brian out to the new Bond movie but back into January it was not in a theater near us. So I settled for an older Bond movie which worked perfectly for the letter Q - Quantum of Solace.
It was the night of our monthly date night exchange. The kids were to be going to another house that was about five minutes from ours. I had Brian drop them off without me and just to make sure I had enough time to prepare I had him run to the store for a bag of salad. While he was gone I got our dinner cooking.
We had sole stuffed with a crab/cheese mixture, au gratin potatoes, green salad and martinis - shaken not stirred (of course). As it was cooking I went and changed into my best "bond girl" outfit. It was this funny little body suit I had found at a Goodwill type store years ago. I purchased it just because I might need it someday and it had been sitting in my Halloween costume bag ever since. Boy was I glad I had it for this date!!
Now dinner was cooking and I was dressed....time for the fun stuff. I had purchased two single shot Nerf guns. I closed the baby gate by the back door and left one gun and one dart sitting next to a note. The note read: Welcome home dear!! There are two things you should know. 1: This gun is yours 2: I have one too You have 007 seconds until you are under attack. I can not claim brilliance for this. This is what I said I found on the Internet, unfortunately for me I couldn't seem to find it as I was typing this. As soon as I do I will give credit where it is due. After placing his gun and the note I placed 15 other darts strategically around the house. Then I shut off all the lights in the house except for one little lamp. Then I waited with my gun and two darts........!!
Let me tell you right here! Waiting for him was so exciting. I could feel my adrenaline pumping, my hands started to shake so bad that I could hardly update my FB status. I was so nervous because I am not a good shot and Brian really is. He is also very competitive when we get into sports type activities. I knew I would be able to get off one or two shots before I was under a full blown Nerf assault. It was exhilarating just waiting for him.
The time arrived...I watched him park the car then I went and crouched down behind the dining room table. I heard him come in the door. I could feel his pause as he found and read the note. The best part of this was the little laugh/giggle/smirk noise that he made when he realized that we were going to play. I watched as he threw the bag of salad into the kitchen and then the war was on!
It was so much fun!!!
People! I am telling you! You should play with your husbands a little more often. It is totally worth it!
After a while of playing we went and made up our drinks and dished up our dinners. It was nice and relaxing to enjoy a meal at our own table that once we sat down we didn't have to get up again until we were finished. We didn't have to clean any messes or cut up any food but our own. We talked, laughed, gazed into each other's eye and just enjoyed being a couple.
Then we snuggled on the couch to watch our movie. Now what Jamison date wouldn't be complete with a little detour to the Corner Pocket. About half way into the movie some friends called us to come and meet them for a drink. So we did that, picked up the kids and came home to finish the second half of the movie.
Perfect - Perfect - Perfect evening!