A date is a date. It does not matter if it's the first date, the last date, a much needed date or a thirty years in the making date. Date nights are always the perfect excuse to get dolled up.
You would be correct in assuming that Phil and I's time alone together has tanked since having Ruby last April. We sometimes manage to squeeze in a dinner out here and there if our parents are in town - but those times are far and few between.
This week we buckled down and started the search for a babysitter. My how times have changed. I was babysitting at the age of eleven and now Phil and I won't even consider someone who isn't CPR certified and comes with a small phonebook of references. Anyway, we seem to have found two that we like - we have phone interviews scheduled with both of them tomorrow. Phone interviews?! If all goes well, we will set up a meet and greet between them and Ruby and keep our fingers crossed that it's a match. It's like online dating for childcare, but hey, if it gets us a reliable, trustworthy babysitter so we can go out every once in awhile I'm game!
Thankfully, I binge shopped for over the top (completely impractical) non-maternity clothing at the end of my pregnancy so I have a closet full of pieces begging to be worn. I love to pick one piece per outfit that really pops and keep the rest of the look relatively simple. By choosing just one "wow" item you are guaranteeing a classic look while still giving off a trendy vibe. It's a foolproof method that everyone should try for their next night out.