Date Day

My husband and I were both off work today. We deposited our children in safe hands and headed off just the two of us for the afternoon. In the land of two small children, that's called a date.

Because we are both exceptionally casual and lazy, we had no plans for our big date. We ended up having soup, trolling a mall and playing Ms. Pac-Man. We also spent 45 minutes picking out the perfect remote controlled helicopter for my husband. And as much as I'd like to say buying remote controlled toys is some sort of anomaly in our relationship, we have two remote controlled speed boats at home that say otherwise.

A couple years ago, we came up with the bright idea of racing speed boats in our swimming pool. I'm sure 12 year olds regularly come up with that idea but lack the funds to finance the operation. When you're a grown adult with money in the bank, all you need is a nearby Toys R Us. Those two boats are now decorative pieces on a shelf in our garage. We clearly needed a helicopter to go with them.

My husband's been perfecting his flying skills all evening. Before dinner, he was perfecting his take off. The key is to go straight up. You know, just in case you lose your mind and feel the need to get your own remote controlled helicopter. Now he's practicing buzzing my head. He's also gotten very good at bringing it in for a landing on the the computer desk in front of me while I type. I'd like to write more but quite frankly the draft from the helicopter is blowing crap in my eye. So I'm going to go be ridiculous with my husband. Feel free to do likewise. It's nice.


Happy Working Mom said...

What a fun day for you guys! It's amazing how a "date" can make us so happy!

childlife said...

Of course... I mean, who DOESN'T need a helicopter???

I've got an award for you over at my place. Unfortunately, it's not going to go to well with your decor... but it's the thought that counts, right? : )

a happier girl said...

happy - It was fun. Every single time we have time alone we remember how nice it is and vow to do it more often. And then we get busy and forget again. Really nice day.

childlife - I saw the award at your site. I didn't get to comment yet but thanks so much. I really appreciate it! Regardless of how it meshes with my decor I'm going to have to figure out a way to put it somewhere on my site because it's only right! Thanks again!

Kim said...

I just found your blog thanks to Michelle at In the Life of a Child.

I love the theme of your blog! The posts are fun and well written too. I will be back for sure!

Kim @ TheBitterBall

beware of low flying aircraft ;)

witchypoo said...

Wicked! Now, if you can rig a basket up to the helicopter, you may be able to convince him to ferry some snacks to your desk ;)

a happier girl said...

kim - Thanks! Aren't you sweet. You're welcome back anytime.

witchypoo - I like the way you think. I would gladly accept delivery of a small parcel of M&Ms while I'm sitting at the computer attempting to think of things to write about for NaBloPoMo.

Shan said...

I so get this one. As I type this my husband's radio controlled helicopter is charging on the shelf beside me. In the next room is a display case holding radio controlled vehicles of many different descriptions.

Glad you had a fun day.

a happier girl said...

He even has a helicopter like my husband! Too funny! They should get together to perfect their vertical take offs.

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