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Some kid-less time this weekend

I enjoyed some much needed kid-less time this weekend. But I have to admit that, sadly, sometimes I don't know how to act without my kids. I'm like a fish out of water for the first 30 minutes. Pathetic, I know.

On Saturday, we had plans to take Emma to a First Holy Communion preparation workshop. In fact, I passed up a spot at Bloggy Bootcamp Baltimore to attend this workshop. However, in the end, I ended up missing the workshop because I was sick. I needed to rest so Henry took Emma instead. I lingered in bed, took a long shower and watched Harper entertain herself. Once Emma returned, I took the girls to my niece's house for a sleepover. Woo hoo! A night without the kids.

After the drop-off, I stopped at Starbucks for a drink and headed to Home Goods for some SERIOUS browsing. I have to say that I LOVE shopping without my kids. Oh, the freedom to look at whatever I want. It's glorious.

After almost 3 hours at Home Goods, I finally headed home. I thought the hubs and I would head out for a casual dinner. Something quick. But instead we headed to one of our favorite spots. A nice surprise. Since we didn't have a reservation we were told the wait would be about an hour. We looked at each other. Did we want to wait that long? What the heck! Let's wait.

For the next 70 minutes, we sat and talked. It was like old times. Just the two of us. Dinner out. I miss that time with my husband. No distractions. No kids to bathe. No homework to review. We get so little of that kind of time together, but I think we need so much of it. At the end of a fabulous date night and after realizing how much the time together rejuvinates us as a couple, we both agreed to make the time for more date nights. Now we just need to make sure life doesn't get in our way.

2 comments

Angie S said...

I love time with my husband without kiddos too. I too sometimes don't know how to act! HA! Sounds like a fun time.

Colette said...

So glad to hear you guys had a good time! I loved having the girls for a sleepover. Looking forward to the next one!!