A few weekends ago, Jordan and I left R with Jordan's mom for a date night! Every year we go to at least one Oklahoma City Thunder game, and it was a great first date post-baby. We sat at the very tip top of the stadium, which is typically where we end up sitting with the exception of one time when I splurged and bought us tickets in the 20th row. Usually by the time we make our way to the top, we're both out of breath and have to work through some vertigo. Nevertheless, it's always a fun time, and there's really not a bad seat in the house. You can't be too picky when you're cheap.
Jordan's mom always does a great job watching R, so I wasn't worried about her. We left two bottles just in case (she only ended up needing one), and we thoroughly enjoyed taking some time to hang out just the two of us outside the house! Although I see why couples say they end up talking mostly about their baby even when they are alone. Not gonna lie: she's fun to talk about!
So that was on a Saturday night. Then, at the last minute, Jordan's boss planned his company Christmas party for Sunday night... Top Golf! We were going to take R with us, but Jordan's mom said she thought it would be better if she just watched R for the evening. So that's how we unexpectedly ended up having our first two date nights back to back!
Having only swung an actual golf club once in my life other than mini putt, I fully expected to be terrible. Fun fact: I'm terrible at mini putt. I'm that person who always has to fish their ball out of the water. Anyway, I was embarrassingly awful for the first game and still didn't lose, which says something about the caliber of Top Golf players we had. And THEN, I miraculously got good! Everyone was shocked, including me. I just started swinging really well and hitting the ball into the targets, and I killed my previous score, like times six. I might have missed my calling.
I understand the obsession with Top Golf now. So fun! The food was good too, which surprised me. I expected it to be more about the golf and the food to be mediocre, but the food was tasty!
We were really glad we didn't take R because it was super windy outside, and she would not have liked it. I'm thankful Jordan's mom was available to watch her! They live less than a mile from us, so it works out well for free babysitting. We pay them in granddaughter cuddles. That's legit, right?
Jordan and I were pretty terrible about fitting in actual date nights before R came along, so I don't have high expectations for date nights now that our family is growing, but it was really fun to get out for a few things together. Top Golf was great, and we enjoyed continuing our tradition of going to a Thunder game. Date night(s) success!