On Saturday night, Mr. Backbone fulfilled his promise to take me out on a date.
It almost didn’t happen because I got sick…on date night. Urg!! I pulled myself together by popping 2 aspirin, stuffing Kleenex into my evening bag, and sticking to the plan.
Most of the husbands I know are clueless about how to prepare for a fancy date with their wife, so here are some tips…
Step One – Plan ahead and extend an invitation for the date. Give enough advance warning so that she can secretly try on every outfit in her closet. We do that.
Step Two – A few hours before the date, leave the house or remove yourself entirely from her “getting ready area.” Privacy is the golden rule in these critical pre-date hours, especially in the bathroom. Nothing special is happening in there that you need to know about.
We go in looking like this…
(in five seconds, this image will self-destruct)
…after a few short seconds minutes hours…we’re ready to go.
Step Three – While she’s in the process of the magical in-bathroom transformation, practice your best “you look amazing” facial expression. We want to see this look on your face the second we appear in front of you. If you don’t successfully accomplish the glassy-eyed look of being mesmerized by our beauty, we might disappear back into the bathroom for a few more seconds minutes hours and start over.
Step Four – Be a gentleman. Open car doors, pull out chairs, say please and thank you, and don’t abandon your date to catch the sports report on TV. Don’t call for the waiter by saying “hey buddy, over here.” Ask questions and pay attention to what we have to say. Use your napkin for its intended use…which does not include waving it over your head like a lasso on the dance floor. Most importantly, make sure that you are within the legal limits to drive us home. Oh, and if along the way you see a kitten stuck in a tree, pull over and save it.
Thanks to my man for being a terrific date and for suggesting the #2 idea for Beating the Feeling of Un – Go Out on a Date.
When was the last time you did something fancy? How long does it take you to get ready? Do you think women set their expectations too high?
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