This weekend we spent three whole days and nights without children. We love our children. A LOT. But it was really nice to be able to run errands and do projects without having to worry about what we weren't doing - namely entertaining the kids. My parents, on the other hand, had their hands full. But I would like to think they loved every minute of THEIR weekend WITH our lovely daughters.
Needless to say it was a very busy and productive weekend. And full of just the sort of ridiculous stuff we did before kids:
- Meeting for dinner at 7:30pm.
- Selecting a restaurant based on the type of food I was craving (Indian) and its proximity to another errand (see #3)
- Checking out the Swiss Army Warehouse sale - at 8pm, after the crowds had abated. Still crowded but who cared! We had no fear of losing our children in the rush.
- Going to Home Depot right before closing, buying what we needed and NOT leaving with a whole bunch of "Mickey's" (Disney paint chips).
- Installing a new faucet in our kitchen - together! While smiling and laughing and focused.
- Measuring and contemplating purchasing items at IKEA together instead of chasing children through the store.
- Fitting several large and heavy boxes from IKEA into the car (impossible with car seats and kids).
- Spending two hours putting said furniture together from IKEA - only realizing we had done it totally wrong!
- Frantically disassembling furniture so we could rush back to IKEA before it closed and exchange it for one that hadn't been f*&d up by our stupidity. (And shrugging about it instead of fighting and playing the blame game).
- Eating dinner at a pizza-only joint at 9pm.
- Assembling furniture for a second time - and staying up until 1:30am to do it. (Mostly so we wouldn't have to do it the next day with our little lovies back under foot).
- Meeting my friend's beautiful newborn daughter. And getting to hold her for 45 uninterrupted minutes.
- That I did, indeed, marry my best friend.
- How nice it is to hold SOMEONE ELSE'S newborn. And it is totally possible to do this without wanting your own.