11216264_10201709647301129_3072738525875754801_n Date night, the night where everything comes together and stress melts away while you eat, dance, drink, and maybe eat some more. But what about those times where you just can’t get a date night… Well how about a date day? This past weekend my wife and I had two tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals game. We always try to go at least once to a game, so we called up mammaw and pawpaw and asked them to watch the kids while we went to the game.

It was one of the best days ever. This isn’t a joke either. We didn’t drink any beer or alcohol, but we did enjoy some tasty nachos, shared a burger, and a few sodas. The Cards started off great with a homer and a few runs, but the Reds quickly caught back up and took the lead. That’s okay though. It’s not always about winning at the ball park (unless it’s October, then it’s all about winning). We joked and laughed and talked and kissed under the nice big score board in the outfield bleachers. It was a fantastic day that I wish didn’t end. I also wish we had even more money than what we took because it would’ve been cool to try out even more food than what we already stuffed in our faces.

It was one of the best days ever.

12991103_10201710143593536_7218664610578720171_nWe snuck around trying to find other seats, which just happens to be one of my favorite things to do. We didn’t get very far because just about every section has someone there wanting to check out your ticket. We made it to a few standing areas but we didn’t get as close as we wanted. However, we did take advantages of a nice little sale near one of the stores and picked up a $10 hat.

I have been to many baseball games as well as a few giveaway games where they give away something, but never got anything. They ran out of Mother’s Day bats when we went on that day and seen dads and kids with the bats (hey you’re not a mom!). This time we were fortunate enough to get to the stadium early enough to get two Adam Wainwright bobble-heads. How cool is that? Pretty cool except you now have to carry these two boxes around with you most of the day. But that’s okay. It was well worth it.

After the game we got back on the crowded metro-link and headed to our station to get home. Once we got home we took off our shoes and relaxed our socks as we planned our dinner and the rest of our night. We settled on making a delicious homemade dinner and visiting Donkey Kong Country on the SNES.

Sometimes, it’s not a date night, it’s a date day, and to me, that is completely okay. Especially when you’re with the woman you love.

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

One thought on “Date Night? How About Date Day!”
  1. For sure Richie, you guys seemed to have much fun on your date day. I do agree with you that “Sometimes, it’s not a date night, it’s a date day”. Thanks for sharing this.

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