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A Mother's Definition of Date Night

You Know You're a Mother When: Date Night Preparation

Remember when a "date" used to get a woman all hot and bothered? Before hitting the town, she'd take a long shower, deep condition her hair and shave her legs. Maybe even blow out her hair and flat iron it for a sleek look. After lotioning up and spritzing herself with her favorite perfume, she'd apply makeup like the MAC artist showed her at the mall. Then she'd slip into her tightest pair of denims and a slim fitting top that showed off her best curves. When she walked out the door with her man, she felt like a million bucks.

Fast forward three years and that same dolled up babe has got a different idea for "date" night. Now a mother to an infant, she only has time to strip out of her baby food splatted tee and hop in the shower for a quick rinse. After jumping out of her 60-second blast, she realizes she forgot to shave her pits, which haven't seen the likes of a razor in days. A quick application of soap to the underarms, a swift blade down the flesh and she's ready for deodorant and her wet pony tail. She grabs a comfortable pair of leggings and a billowy blouse that reveals nothing of her muffin top or hairy legs. She slaps on a bit of lip gloss and reaches for her bag, which doubles as a diaper bag and rushes to open the door for the babysitter. Not wanting to waste a second of her precious date night time, she and her man head to their favorite restaurant only now she feels like two million bucks with her beau in tow and her wee one sleeping soundly at home.

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lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
My husband prefers the less prep look too. Clean and rested RULES!
luckyme luckyme 7 years
Ditto to Budderfile.
Budderflie Budderflie 7 years
Right now I have a 7 week old. Screw date night, all I want is to go to bed extra early and sleep in. THAT sounds hot to me. LOL
0danielle0 0danielle0 7 years
How terrible!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I surely don't, but thats probably because i have the lightest sleeper on the planet. The smallest noise wakes her up, and the bathroom wall is her bedroom wall. Id have a lot more time for primping if i could do it while she slept.
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