December 18, 2008

A Day of Quiet

Don't think that I'm joining a Monastary or planning to avoid talking for a day!

Yesterday Anny and I took a mental health day off of work and spent a wonderful day together to celebrate our shared birthday on Tuesday.  We took Abby to school at the regular time so that her routine would remain the same.  Then we headed home to get laundry going and pick up the house a bit before our vacation to Saint Louis that starts on Saturday. 

If I was to confess, I would let everyone know that Anny and I have only had two dates on our own since Abby was born.  We did have a third double-date over the summer sans children, and that was fun too.  It became a goal for yesterday - have a really messy, non-child-friendly meal, and boy did we deliver.  We went to a barbecue joint and I got two kinds of ribs!  Completely messy and completely wonderful.

We love Abby dearly, but it was nice to not have to chase a toddler.

Okay - tell me that we're not the only ones who have been out less than five times in the first 18 months of a childs life.  Give me some hope, people! 


  1. I think you're normal. We rarely go out together without the kids. Moreso now than we did when it was just us and MG. You'll spend more time as a couple as your kid/s get older, and busier.


  2. Dude, you're ahead of us. TWICE. Once for Birth-Aversary weekend and once for drinks & dessert. $40 for the babysitter and $40 for drinks & dessert, but it was worth it to be grown ups for a couple of hours!

  3. You are SO not alone! Go ahead and get the second out of the way, and then life will someday return to normal, sooner rather than later! We can finally go out alone now, but we still can't be gone at bedtime...