Friday, May 4, 2012

Parents Night Out

Two weeks in a row, Charlie and I had dinner out... alone... just the two of us.

Last Saturday night, we did this crazy, radical thing called get a babysitter!  Laci loved it.  Part of the reason why I got a sitter was for her.  I remember when I used to babysit in high school, the kids were so excited when I came over.  Charlie and I went to a nice dinner than we saw "Hunger Games".  The only thing that wasn't nice about the evening is that we finished dinner early and went to the movie earlier than planned.  The evening felt a bit rushed.

Tonight, our daycare had a parents night out.  It was the first time they have done an event like her school.  They played it up pretty well and Laci was so excited to go.  The kids were left there after school and could be picked up anytime until 10:00.  Charlie and I went to dinner and then ran a couple of errands.  It was nice.  We met for dinner early enough that we had time to linger, like the good old days.  Then we went to Sam's Club and Best Buy and ended up with a new TV!  The TV in our bedroom was cracking and popping.  We were starting to take bets as to what show we would be watching when it finally explodes. 

We picked Calvin up at school early at his bedtime, 7:30.  He was the first kid to leave.  I was surprised at how many kids were there - even little ones.  They were having a great time.  Laci asked if she could stay so I came home and told her that I will pick her up at 9:00.  I am curious how many kids will have left by 9:00.  10:00 seems pretty late for the little ones for me. 

All the "big kids" were playing in the sanctuary at the church - they had loud dance music on and the kids were doing and playing games and Twister.  Then I came home, read books with Calvin and put him to bed.  It was nice to have a few minutes of quiet time alone with him.  Then I cleaned the family room and did the dishes... Yes, I spent part of my Parents Night Out cleaning!  I love my priorities right now.  :)

I have an all day work meeting tomorrow.  I am sad that I will be missing the kids all day but very grateful that this is just a once a year meeting.

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