Last week I missed entering this new linky set up by Jocelyn over at The Reading Residence but I’ve had a chance to dip in to most of the posts that went in and I note that the general theme for the start of the year was ‘organised’, ‘optimistic’, ‘patient’, ‘prepared’ – so it looks like I’m not the only one who has big plans for getting life sorted in 2014. The idea behind the link-up is to pick your word of the week and provide a brief explanation. So, in an effort not to repeat the world at large, this week I’m choosing “Date”.
There are a couple of reasons for this. It has come to my notice recently that I now use expressions that my mum and nana used to use when I’m talking to JJ including referring to someone as a “Soppy Date”. I love the fact that he also uses the term to describe, for example, aggressive drivers in other cars. In fact there is rarely a day goes by when someone or other doesn’t get referred to as a Soppy Date which is fine by me as its one of those expressions that speaks of love and affection and taking some small pleasure in the little silly, funny things that your children do.
Another reason for choosing this word is the fact that hubster and I finally have a date planned for the coming weekend and, to be fair this is long overdue and a much needed time-out for us to re-invest in our relationship which has suffered (as I’m sure many do) with non-stop nappies to change, children to entertain, feed and discipline (as well as enjoy of course!). We are being cautiously unadventurous and opting for a meal out as the main point is to be able to talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company without the interruptions of children, work or social media! Wish us luck!