ME: Flora, don't forget mommy and daddy are going out for a little bit so if you wake up it might be grandpa who comes in to give you kisses.
Flora: Where you going?
Me: We're going to a restaurant to eat some food.
Flora: I wanna come with you.
Me: No Flora, I'm sorry it's just a mommy/daddy restaurant.
Flora: It's OK. I come too.
Me: No Flora, you can't come. Sometimes mommies and daddies need to go out alone. We need to talk about mommy/daddy things. The restaurant is close, we're just going to go eat some food and then we'll come home. You probably won't even know we're gone.
Flora: Restaurant just on other side of this wall?
Me: Sure Flora, the restaurant is very close.
Flora: You open wall so I can see?
Me: No Flora, I can't do that. That's not the way it works. We'll be home soon and Grandpa will be home to keep you safe.
Flora: Grandpa big scary dragon. Grandpa keep me safe. GRRRAWRRAW!
Me: Yes Flora, Grandpa will keep you safe. I love you. Go to sleep.
Me: Sleep tight, baby bear.
Flora: Sleep tight, mommy bear.
Me: I love you, baby bear.
Flora: I love you, mommy bear.
I am constantly amazed by Flora's imagination and her communication skills.
Dinner was great. We had Sushi and Sake. Best of all we got to spend a couple hours together without the girl.
When is the last time you had a real date night with your partner? Where did you go?