Dating When You're Old As Dirt

Dating in your 30's is very different than dating when you're young.

When you're young, the way to your heart tends to be fancy dinners, flowers, chocolate, or taking you somewhere really cool.

Let me tell you the way to my heart, dating in my 30's.  (hey! I am only 39, I can still say I'm in my 30's thankyouverymuch!)

~~ bring me a cold Diet Dr Pepper because I told him one time it's my favorite and he was actually LISTENING and remembered.
(I'm SO low-maintenance. This was better than diamonds - just because of the thought behind it.)

~~ buying mac & cheese for Elayna because he remembered us talking one time about how it's her FAVORITE thing in the world.

~~ walking by the watermelon in the supermarket and dragging me back to get some for Shelbie because he remembered us talking one time about how it's her FAVORITE thing in the world.

~~ mowing my lawn while I'm at work, without being asked, because it was almost knee-high and I don't have a mower and I'm working and trying to balance everything and hellooo, I'm a girl.

~~ telling my son that he doesn't have to worry about his Mama, because he will take care of me.  Awwwww!

~~ The only thing that makes a hard day better is knowing he'll be there at the end of the day.  He will tell me everything will be okay.  He will be lying, because it won't be okay, not right now - but eventually it will.  And if he could take all that pain away, he would, in a heartbeat.


Diane said...

Having been there (the dating in my 30s, with kids) I totally get this.

And I too am a lover of the Diet Dr. Pepper. We're practically soul sisters. But easy on the "old as dirt" thing. I'm 41! ;)

Tara R. said...

Sounds like you've found a keeper.

Amy said...

I hope he continues to treat you with all the love and respect you deserve!

WhisperingWriter said...

Nice list. I especially agree with the lawn thing.

ChiTown Girl said...

Diet Dr. Pepper is the nectar of the Gods!!!

HE is awesome, by the way!!

myevil3yearold said...

I love it! I haven't dated anyone since my early 20's. I wouldn't know what to do! Kuddos to you. I am happily married but keep me updated and I will live vicariously thru you!

Tammie said...

hes wonderful and im glad you found him. :)

Aleta said...

I met Greg when I was 38, so I totally understand this post. Love it!

Kimberly said...

I think that when you're in your thirties, you know what you want because you know who you are and what you need.
I'm so happy for you. He sounds wonderful.

Tami said...

sounds like you found your prince!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Double AWWW!

I didn't actually date when I was younger... married the first guy that I "dated" which at 17, isn't actually dating.

I get the whole dating with kids in your 30's though and I agree so much, ..the mowing the lawn..OMG..gets me every time but, I also get the flowers and candy too....last night I got peanut m&ms!

Anonymous said...

My (now) husband used to bring home a mango on each grocery shopping trip... ...totally won me over

Kat said...

Yep. I get this. Not only for in the thirties, but I've always been a small kindnesses kind of person. I really appreciate the little things.
My hubby used to make sure he ALWAYS had diet Dr. Pepper in his fridge when I came over. That's love. :)

Jill said...

And that is some serious truth! I hope all single men read this. We're so much easier to please in our 30's, but it takes a real man to know how.