Down Low on the DN

My date night with the kids was put on hold during June and July. Partly because with them out of school and home each day, I didn’t crave that alone time with them like I do during the school year. And partly because we had such a busy summer between reunions and family trips, there simply wasn’t time. But last week the tradition continued, and it happened to be Ian’s turn.

He has been big into getting money so that he can buy whatever it happens to be he wants at the time.  His new thing is selling possessions he’s “done” with to earn money. As part of our date, he wanted me to take him to GameStop to try to sell some old DS games. I thought what they were offering was a big rip-off and told him we could sell them for more on eBay. After GS, we headed to the grocery store (OK, not super fun, but we had run out of syrup that morning and apparently the earth might blow up if my kids don’t have syrup for their pancakes. It had to be done). He had a large lunch and wasn’t very hungry, and decided that Reese’s Puff’s was his desired dinner. It was his night, so… whatever.

I couldn’t get a straight answer out of him when it came to the activity that he wanted to do. After running our errands, he said that he really just wanted to go home and watch a video with me. That’s not the first time I’ve done that on one of these date nights and I must say, it’s kind of nice. We cuddled up on the couch and enjoyed watching a flick together. He wanted to just spend the night at home instead of going to his dad’s house (where the other kids were), so after our movie we both called it a night.

Simple, yes. But still so nice to just have that one-on-one time, even if it’s just kickin’ back at home.

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