It’s not just the gray hairs, it’s the bald husband

Dec 28, 2005

#The Flinger Family

We had a date night. A DATE NIGHT, people. As in, no baby, a movie, coffee (without chasing the toddler) and dinner. IN. A. BAR. With a drink! And.. did I say this? NO. BABY.

Sad thing is, there are a few things that are different now that we’re parents. Like…

  • I totally noticed how loud the previews of the movie are. “Are they *trying* to make people deaf? MY God!”
  • I was appalled at the age of children at Harry Potter. “This is PG 13! *I* am a litte freaked out here. Why did they bring their five year old?!”
  • When Raffi came on in the bar (I am so not shitting you here) I could name that artist in three notes or less. “OH! Raffii!” (Que singing “Five Green and Speckle Frogs)”
  • The possibly sweetest thing one can ever hear, after royally pissing off the husband when getting completely sidetracked by a 60% off shoe sale at Mervyn’s, is “I don’t want shoes, I just want you. We can go shoe shopping with the pooper.”
  • I can fart at the bar and he will just keep talking about things like football and fields and teams and totally ignore the stink. However, he’ll grin and say, “Let’s just keep talking” when he does it, but still, how sweet is that?

And, some things just never change.

  • He opened the door for me to get in the car. Once. But hey! Once!
  • We came in to greet my parents and fill them in on the date.
  • There will be no sex tonight.



  1. TOTALLY laughing my ass off at the last one.  Can not contain my laughter.  Had there been liquid in my mouth it would be dripping all over the laptop now.

    By RB on 2005 12 28

  2. I hear sex is that thing that makes babies.


    By Mrs. Flinger on 2005 12 28

  3. Leslie, you crack me up!  I love the whole fart cover up at the bar.  Priceless!

    By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 12 28

  4. A date night, I’m so jealous!

    By Sarah on 2005 12 28

  5. Farting in public and no sex….

    I’m so glad I wasn’t drinking something cause I would have showered the computer!!

    By ^starshine on 2005 12 29

  6. LMAO - oh my you just started my day out right. He opened the door, stopped at a shoe sale and you aint given him any? If G did that I think I would have been forced! LOL.

    Glad you have fun - and if I farted he would have totally pointed it out. Although he is the person who while walking past thediaper section will yell out - “Hey aren’t you out of depends?” just to piss me off.

    By Nicole on 2005 12 29

  7. The Pooper!!! Love that.

    Raffi?! What kind of bar did you go to? Did they hand out diapers with your drinks?


    By Marie on 2005 12 29

  8. Our last date night was to see the Harry Potter movie too. (and our previous date night was very likely the previous HP movie…)Glad you got out on the town, but Raffi in a bar is rather strange!

    By Amy_M on 2005 12 29

  9. bwahahahaaaaaaa…no sex? what, are you following me and shan’s lead into celibacy?

    By texasbelle on 2005 12 29

  10. haa haaa…. the fart part!
    it’s very nice that you guys have some along time last night.
    Was it Really?? no sex?  Was that too early to say wink

    By Kerry on 2005 12 29

  11. Date?  What’s that?  We have not been on a real date in…ummm….has to be over a year.  I am *really* thinking it was my 10 year class reunion last Thanksgiving (2004).  Sad for me, but YAY for you getting to go with your hubby!  Sounds like lots of fun was had, even if you didn’t get busy when you got home…haha.

    By Charla on 2005 12 29

  12. Mr. Finger is so sweet. The shoe comment was cute. Although, 60% off is a pretty good sale!

    By denise on 2005 12 29

  13. At least you had a date!  I can’t remember our last one.  Sounds like a good time, Raffi and farting and all.  Next time try to work in some nookie!

    By Mel W. on 2005 12 30

  14. That’s great you were able to get in a date night.  Free babysitting is always great!

    By Holly on 2005 12 31