Last night we had an adults only night out (and not in the x-rated way that sentence sounds)! It was the first time since Aiden was born, and only the second time this year we have been out without the kids.
Since all of our family is interstate, we don’t have the luxury of going out by ourselves very often – to be honest, not at all! We were very fortunate that Scott’s Christmas party coincided with a visit from my Mum – who was more than happy to look after the boys.
Luckily there were no tears (from either the boys or myself) when it was time for us to leave, and we were even able to get a couple of happy snaps of the four of us before we left.
Scott and I both enjoyed ourselves, it was nice to be out and not having to worry about Liam racing off or getting bored, or finding a quiet spot for Aiden to be fed and have asleep, but we both agreed that we missed them. We enjoy taking them out with us, whether it be going out for dinner, or going somewhere for an adventure.
Yes it’s nice to have Mum and Dad time, to focus on our relationship, and to remember that there is more to us than being parents. At the same time though, spending time together as a family of four is something we both truly cherish and enjoy.
How often do you have a night out without your kids? Do you spend most of the night checking in to see how they are going?