It was 8 o'clock and we didn't have a sitter and we couldn't leave the house, but I needed a date. We didn't have wine, so we made mojitos (not a terrible substitution if you ever find yourself in a similar situation). I tossed this together for dinner. We sat at the dining room table and lit a candle. B Daddy even cleared off the pile of bills and lost toys that find their way onto the table each afternoon.
We ate. We laughed. We filled each other's glasses and talked about nothing and everything.
We realized we don't always need a waiter and a babysitter to have an evening out.