With two young kids, my husband and I don’t go on many date nights. Like a lot of young families, we are watching our budget and are usually exhausted by the end of day. We also don’t get to socialize with our friends without our kids very often. As anyone who has ever spent time with a child knows, it is really hard to have a conversation when kids are running around, spilling milk and asking zillions of questions. Sometimes I really miss my old life when I got dressed up, went downtown, had a few drinks, danced and visited with friends. While I wouldn’t trade my situation for anything, I could sure use a night out!
That’s why I am very excited I found the perfect reason (opportunity, excuse, etc.) to reclaim my old life for a night while at the same time supporting a great organization. Little Helping Hands is holding its inaugural fundraiser event, Big Night Out on September 27 over at The Rattle Inn downtown.
I can’t wait to get dressed up, meet other families that have volunteered with Little Helping Hands, listen to live music performed by Shinyribs, and try new foods. The silent auction will give me the perfect reason (opportunity, excuse, etc.) to treat myself to some things I wouldn’t normally buy. I hope the friends I tell about this event can get away, too. It’s also a great venue for a girl’s or guy’s night out.
While I know I will get a lot out of a Big Night Out, this evening is really about a worthwhile cause. Little Helping Hands teaches volunteerism to young children while also improving our community. Basically, I get to support a great organization and have a fun night out, a win-win all around. I definitely don’t have any excuses not to have a date night with my sweetie.
I invite you to follow me on Little Helping Hands’ Facebook site over the next few weeks as I get ready for my big night out and I hope to see you there!
To learn more about Big Night Out for Little Helping Hands and to purchase tickets, visit our event webpage. And, feel free to tweet about the event on twitter at #LHHBNO.