How long have you been dating?
Have you spoken to him at all?
Well, you have to consider that he may be a little nervous about it, so that could be a factor.....or he could still be trying to figure out his schedule. It's obvious you hold your children in high esteem and are protective of them, so I can see where this might bother you, but you've also expressed how fabulous you think he is, so I would not be too hard on him. Since you do text, it wouldn't be out of the way to ask if he's decided on a date and see what he says.
I used to get so angry when people didn't do things the way I thought they should, and my mother once told me, "you can't expect people to be like you because they are NOT you". So I say, although it's very important to you and it's a huge deal because of the way you do things with your children (VERY commendable by the way, I always suggest to my clients to keep their children out of their personal lives). Give him a little more time, it's likely a mixture of nervousness and not quite realizing how important/groundbreaking this is to you. Sometimes others may not realize the full meaning or gravity of something that may be that way to us, but that's no reason to think that he wouldn't have responded differently if he had realized. Since you say he's so great, I say, give him the benefit of the doubt
Lol, how beautiful is that? What did you learn from this but just to have a little patience. I'm sure it will be a wonderful dinner, you sound like a great mom, who may have lucked up and found a really great guy! Please don't hesitate to ask for me by name anytime you have a question. If I can't help you, I will strive to find someone who can. Thanks so much for using Just Answer.
All the best to you and your girls