“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” - Theodore Hesburgh quotes
Husband took this picture of me on our dinner date last Friday. Nothing fancy, just awesome Nandos chicken, sans Hadi, hence it is a dinner date. I think I looked happy because I really was. I mean, I love my baby and enjoy his presence yadayadayada but sometimes, it feels really good to be able to enjoy our food in peace, talk and laugh, just the two of us.
I think parents need this once in a while. Parents with helpers or maids and help from grandparents and siblings are lucky to be getting such weekly dates and what not. I too have my in laws nearby but I always feel guilty about leaving my boy with them for too long because yeah, MIL takes care of him 9-6 every weekdays.
Every time we’re back in KL, in the land where Hadi has Nenda and Wan’s abundant attention, hubs and I will surely be out on real date; you know, good food at a nice place where kids are frown upon by other patrons (haha!), movies, overpriced desserts, hand-in-hand strolling without worrying about Hadi screaming for being bored, aaaah you know the deal.
I told hubs that if we ever open a restaurant, there is going to be a child care center, nothing huge, just a little space in a corner, filled up with books, toys, video games, TV and yes, a nanny! Maybe one of the waitresses lah but yes, parents can enjoy their meal in peace and the nanny (the waitresses or maybe me, the owner myself) will take care of your kids! Maybe read them books or just let them play, with someone attending to them. Of course there are some legal issues we need to think through but ah, I think it is such a neat idea!
Tell me parents, wouldn’t you want to come to that kind of restaurant every single day?! Cool eh? *HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA* Kih kih.
Anyways yeah, last Friday was one of the best dinner dates I’ve had in quite some time.