Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mini-Date

This morning before Bob left for work we were trying to take a moment to talk. Obviously, with four kids, there isn't a lot of time for romance, private chit-chat or dates - we take what we can get.

We stood outside of one of our daughter's rooms, our voices were lowered and we just chatted softly for a few minutes about non-child related things. It was nice.

Then we heard the sounds of our daughter waking, and within a few seconds we heard another sound: that of her loudly and obviously using the restroom. I looked at Bob, my lashes lowered. "It's almost as if we're in a private cafe, talking over candlelight, huh?"

He smiled back. "Yes, and we're listening to soft jazz being played - I do believe that was the trumpet solo."

19 comments:

Nancy said...

[smiling between clenched teeth]

She's going to kill both of you when she reads this in years to come.

I love Bob's quick thinking.

Jan said...

Yes, take it when you can get it. Now that we're empty nesters, we're still so busy, we have to sometimes arrange time to discuss important things.

Life As I Know It said...

So romantic!

andi said...

Swoon! (lol)

Trudie said...

Oh, but the day she realises that her morning constitutional was blogged about!

Erin said...

Um, Eww.

Audubon Ron said...

I don't get it. Does she have a radio in the bathroom? What I don't get is a child listening to jazz. That strikes me as odd. She must be very mature for her age.

Hen said...

I recommend large bolt on bedroom door - although be warned the husband and I were enjoying an innocent lie in once....and heard the children in the garden talking to the next door neighbour ...
"Mummy and Daddy have locked themselves in the bedroom...."

Cringe!

Amanda said...

That is hysterical!

MamaNeena said...

Only after years of marriage can that pass for true romance!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

You've gotta take it any way you can.

Jennifer H said...

Ha! The romance is alive...

Anna said...

tee hee..sounds like the soundtrack to my life!

Bogart in P Towne said...

She is going to love this one!

Circus Kelli said...

I love the unexpected, unplanned, "stolen" moments with Hubby. ;)

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Ahhh, the sounds of family :)

painted maypole said...

hee hee

Ann said...

LOL - that was such a great snippet!!! Loved it.

bichonpawz said...

See! You can have romance anywhere, anytime with the right person!! And an imagination!