The Missed Date~ #SOCS

My husband and I enjoy going to the movies. We enjoy about 90% of the same styles of movies, that is- Sci-fi, action and suspense. Friday has turned into our little date day. Blessed with the ability to set our own schedules most weeks we have worked hard at setting this time aside for movie dates. If there is nothing playing that we want to see we will try to do something else or maybe rent a movie.

Yesterday we were hoping to see a double feature. He was going to see “Pete’s Dragon” with me (there is that 10% we have in different taste) and then we were also going to see “Ben Hur.” Some great throw backs this month! Anyway, he got an emergency call on Thursday night though and we had to cancel. I have to say we were both disappointed. But life will go on and movie date makeup days are already in the works.

I will tell you, 18 years of marriage this month and I still love going out on dates. It is a time for just the two of us to put aside whatever is going on in our lives and just be in the moment with each other. I also think it’s good for our teens to see, an example of a working, loving relationship and how you keep it going. I highly recommend dates for married couples or those that have been in relationships for long periods of time. Purposing to take the time out with each other keeps you communicating and engaging, so important in a relationship. It doesn’t have to be weekly (although I highly recommend it) but, at least one day a month should be set aside for just the two of you.

Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was the word, “date.” Find out more at Linda Hill’s blog:

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


Stream of Conscious Saturday: Prompt “date


Filed under Family, Life Lessons

15 responses to “The Missed Date~ #SOCS

  1. Great advice! We’ve been together 20 years nearly… married 15 and parents for 11 ..
    Date nights are few and far between but greatly appreciated!

  2. You are absolutely right about the importance of married couples going out on dates. My husband prefers walking on the beach to movies, but I think I can get him to go see the new Star Trek if it’s still out (I like SF too) or Sully with Tom Hanks.

  3. Sorry you had to miss your date. I’ve had the disappointment of last minute changed plans. When I first met my husband(our 10th anniversary is next month), he was still driving over the road. We’d make plans, then he wouldn’t make it home either due to the weather or a change in where he needed to go.

  4. I totally agree with you and smile as I read this ‘cos I’m going on a date this night with my hubby 😉

  5. Date nights are a terrific way of reconnecting. I adore my kids, but few things aggravate me as much as trying to have an important conversation with my husband when the kids keeping interrupting. Having that time with just the two of us gets us plugged back in!

  6. Congratulations on being able to keep that up. Admirable. I agree that couples should never stop dating each other, no matter what life throws at them. Movies with the person you love are the best. So much fun. Hoping to see Pete’s Dragon myself. Loving the soundtrack in the meantime.

  7. Wonderful 🙂
    We are celebrating 17 tomorrow and we’ve picked up some movies from Redbox, as we are movie fans as well. We seem to have date night, kids with the in-laws about 4 times a year. Early dinner at our favorite place never hurts, either.
    We both had parents who spent Fridays on date nights, and honestly, I don’t know how they managed. Come Friday, we’re absolutely exhausted! Haha! I think I’ll mention it this weekend. Our younger kids are finally old enough to leave alone, and we usually dine out on Fridays anyway…There’s something there — thanks for the inspiration.

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