Most of the time that we have a babysitter booked, we’re working. It might look like a night out on the town but it’s really a night out for everyone else. We’re on the job playing music. I mean, it’s really fun, sure. And yes, Joe and I are in the same band so we have the illusion that we go out a lot but really we don’t. Almost ever.
Paying for a babysitter is not cheap and I don’t begrudge that. What could be more important that the safety and happiness of your kid? The problem is that by the time you’ve set that money aside, there’s not much left.
Enter our new favorite place, Filmscene:
We’re members because we can’t think of a better fit for Iowa City than
“…a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through film that challenges, inspires, educates and entertains.”
With the initial (extremely reasonable) membership fee out of the way at the beginning of the year when we’re determining our charitable contributions, going to a movie is just $10 for the two of us. If we really want to splash out, we can get a beer and a burrito or some popcorn that is nicely discounted by virtue of our membership.
Date night, we thought we’d killed you. You’re aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!