Saturday, September 11, 2010

Away for the weekend!

I was apprehensive about leaving the boys yesterday, for two whole nights, but in the end we took the plunge. My parents came out, and in exchange program style, we went to their house in the big city for the night. We didn't arrive until after 9 p.m. and we were both too tired to go see the movie we wanted to see, as it was long and did not start until after 10 p.m. so we went out for appetizers. It was a short outing, but it was really nice and fun. I felt like we were dating again. We didn't do anything extreme, like put a ban on talking about our kids. We certainly did talk about them, but we also just enjoyed each other. It was so much more relaxing than going out for an evening knowing we had to rush home to relieve a baby sitter and take over our duties once again for the night. Again, today, we are relaxed and it feels good. We did not leave my parents' house until about 12:50 p.m. and then we went for lunch. Now we have checked in to our actual hotel and that's where I am typing this, on my beautiful new laptop no less! Our room is simple but very nice, with a huge, luxurious king size bed. Somewhere in this place there is a salt water pool, but both of us forgot our bathing suits, so if we are to try it out, we will have to shop for new ones. I need a new one anyway, but shopping for a bathing suit is about as desirable to me as eating cereal out of my cats' litter box, so it is doubtful that will happen. We'll see.

Soon, we will be going shopping, not with any huge pressure, though we do both hope to get a couple few clothes, and I want pyjamas. I also want to buy a little something for the boys. Jamie was devastated when we left and he bawled and bawled. He actually climbed into the back seat of the car as we were packing, and he clung to me like his life depended on it when I tried to hand him to Grandma. Apparently this morning he said to her, "I not sad. (pause.) I a little bit sad." Poor guy.

So, I will sign off for now, and I doubt I will have time to post tomorrow seeing we will be travelling that day. I just wanted to say that we are having a nice time and this is a break that has been much needed for a long time. It is the first time I have ever left my kids overnight when I have not been pregnant and it is just a really nice feeling. Still, I do miss my sweet boys and I will be happy to see them again. I'm off for now.

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