As a mom of 2 ages three and nine, it’s rare that my husband and I get alone time. Don’t get me wrong, we find an hour for our favorite shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or pretty much anything on HBO! However, even on those occasional nights, you know what creeps up on you…SLEEP.
Woohoo! The day has finally come a kid free weekend.
I would like to give special thanks to my mom and her husband who agreed to watch the kids. Oh yeah, this is not an acceptance speech. Let get back on track.
The moment we heard the words “ we will keep the kids this weekend” we had it all planned out. First, we are going to go to the movies, then to dinner at a restaurant, followed by some extracurricular activity.
So as planned the day was going well. We sleep in late which felt great. Then we lounged around the house for a while, around 4 we drove to Washington, DC. We decided to eat somewhere that felt grown up so went to Ruth’s Chris Steak House for dinner, which is extremely delicious, but not cost efficient for frugal parents. But we treated ourselves and enjoyed talking over dinner until, we seen someone else’s kids (awww), which then lead to us reminiscing over the kids on our date. Remember when Leo said Friday at the party and how Des danced to that song. We just couldn’t stop ourselves, the little kid had already set us in motion.
We left the restaurant around 8 (don’t judge me ) and the SLEEP crept up on me… my plans went from fun to sleep and more sleep.
The whole weekend was filled with naps, catching up on sleep (if that is possible) and sleeping in until 8 am ( without interruptions), which is so rewarding. So the moral of the story is when you have time without kids you should not SLEEP it away.
Does sleep creep up when you are supposed to be out having fun? What do you do without your little ones?