I went on a date today! With my husband! Without the kids! Woo-hoo!!!
I had this great idea for Phil and me to get out and do something together without the children. Since Sarah and Emily were supposed to be with their sperm-donor this weekend, all I needed to do was find a babysitter for Katie. So, I asked my mother to come to Emily's soccer game this morning and take Katie home with her after the game.
You see, my plan was to go see a movie with my husband. The last few times I have been to the movie theater it was with the girls, and usually to see a kids' movie. So, I thought it would be nice if Phil got to see a movie in the theater for once. And since I'm cheap, we had to go during the day to save money on the tickets.
So, after making arrangements with my mom to babysit Katie, I went online yesterday to purchase our movie tickets*. Everything was all arranged. I told Phil about our date last night when he got home from work, and he was happy. Of course, he wasn't exactly sure he would like my movie selection, but I assured him that he would** and also that it was the only movie that I was interested in seeing that fit into our limited time frame.
Well, as fate would have it, the ever-unreliable sperm-donor was a no-show for Emily's game (from which he was supposed to pick up Sarah and Emily). Of course, since my mother was taking Katie home from the game with her, I just sent the older girls home with her, too. Crisis averted!
So, Phil and I went to see the movie Juno. It was absolutely wonderful! The writing was fantastic. The acting was beautiful. The soundtrack was awesome. I just don't have enough great things to say about this movie. Juno is a sweet story about a pregnant teenage girl who decides to give up her baby for adoption rather than abort it. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.
*I actually mistakenly bought tickets for yesterday's showing instead of today's, so I had to exchange them for the correct date.
**Yes, he loved it, too.