On Movies in Theaters, Date Nights and Marriage

Spring arrived one week ago today, bringing with it a few inches of snow. I rushed to school pick-up with three umbrellas in hand and was delighted to find my husband waiting for us, in his car! It was a rare occurrence for a Friday afternoon.

Snow in spring

Our cards aligned with a last-minute sitter.  What should we do tonight – with a spontaneous date night on our hands.  I soon had a bar code for movie tickets sent to my phone via the Fandango app and we laced up our boots for a walk to dinner in the snow.

Fandango movie tickets

We decided on The Divergent Series: InsurgentAnd I suppose that we were reminded of what once was – as we watched the suspenseful trajectory of Tris and Four, and the overall theme of goodness prevailing against the Erudite elite.  Back in college we’d dissect movies together after watching them.  Sometimes, my strange interests even left the two of us practically alone together in barren movie theaters.  As the kiddos came into our lives, our special date nights were reserved for dinners out and talking (without little people around!). Movies in theaters soon became PG family affairs.  Although I couldn’t even remember our last date in a theater – the young romance themed movie made us reminisce about where we began.

The next day, our smiley children had lots of questions about our ewe, disgusting date night.  We had a blast!  And despite their silly adjectives, the kids continue to show us how important these stolen moments are.

Special thanks to Fandango for sponsoring this post – and for the date night too! Thanks for reading friends.