Friday, January 19, 2007

The Countdown Begins

Now that the holidays and the kid’s birthdays are done, it’s time for the parents. The Mommy and I were actually married in September but celebrate our anniversary in January (the month we actually started dating.) We always try to do something special, but because finances tend to be short after the preceding events (and tax returns haven’t come in yet) we usually settle for some time alone. That’s right, time alone. No don’t adjust your sets… I really did just say that!

This year Nannie will be taking the children from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. Yes, even the 3 month old little man. Hey, she had five kids she knows what to do, right? RIGHT! The Helper loves going to Nannies’ and the feeling is definitely mutual. Though, after an extended stay he will call us and tell us to come and get him. I believe it’s because he misses us but to be honest with myself I really think it’s more that he misses his “stuff.”

Now comes the decision on what to do with our freedom; Movie and dinner out? Movie and dinner in? Movie in, dinner out? Movie out, dinner in? Oh, the choices are endless. Can you tell I’m filled with glee! We’ve actually been invited to some friends (who don’t have any little people) on Saturday night. They’re good friends so we’re probably going; a good time will definitely be had by all. The Mommy is actually off until next Wednesday, so this is a mini-vacation for all of us.

I will start doing a little “jig” by 8 p.m. tonight – No, no video will be produced! Exclusive adult time is so important; it clears our minds and rejuvenates our souls. It also gives us time to reflect on our jobs as parents.

A time for some introspection without, “DAAAAADY!” being called out every three minutes.

A time to remember why people fall in love in the first place.

A time to reflect on our successes and failures.

A time to enjoy some good company, good conversation and…

A time to miss our children!

25 comments:

DramaMama said...

I love this blog... I love reading words that we mostly hear from SAHMs but it's actually from a man, a man's perspective. This is great.

ENJOY YOUR TIME ALONE! I also treasure that and it's VERY VERY VERY rare. Like maybe once or twice a year at most.

Working Gal said...

Enjoy your weekend! Alone time is to be treasured, and it sounds like your guys need it!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

HAVE FUN!!!! ****waving hands gleefully****

Mike said...

Whatcha doing in there? Huh?

Watchadoin? Huh? Huh?

Long Island Dad said...

Hey Mike... here's a buck kid -- go buy some candy!

Angel said...

I am so jealous!!! But so happy for you both.

Time alone here is from 8pm til 11 pm. that's it.

I need a date night. Even then they're there in the morning. I don't want to tell you what I'd do if they weren't around. *wicked grin*

Have fun!!!!

Long Island Dad said...

Angel - Yeah I know #53 (On the Elevator) lioux? You're sooooo bad!

Angel said...

Not so much 53....maybe higher up. LOL. Lioux is bad but funny funny.

Yes.... I'm jelly belly. There, I said it. Have fun!

Oh, The Joys said...

Gosh, what I wouldn't give to simply spend the night in a hotel, watch cable movies as late as I wanted and SLEEP IN!

Terry said...

I hope you reconsidered dancing that jig!! I would hate for your little piggy to spoil perfectly good alone time...

Amanda said...

Good for you! Alone time is important. I hear ya about missing the kids. When Jeff and I went out to dinner last week, I found myself missing the bunny! Please don't get me wrong though, I LOVED the uninterrupted time with the hubby!

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