Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Date night

So tonight papa bear and I booked a hotel room. My mama was having the boys so date night was on. We booked a table in one of our favourite restaurants and got ourselves ready to be young and fun again. We had planned cocktails and an all nighter making the most of being just us two, child free.

Before we could leave to check into the hotel we had to sort our stuff out, while looking after and feeding 3 children.  This was fine it just meant we had to cut some corners.  I only painted the two toes you would see in my nude heels, I bought a new top instead of stressfully trying to find one that wasn’t permanently stained with something baby related  or just too tight and we forgot to eat.

As we had forgotten to eat and it was now too late to have lunch, we were ready and out by 5. We went for a drink first. We spent the drink acting like the old people we have become, “it’s so loud in here”, “why are there no seats” and the one I thought I’d never hear myself say, “there’s too many young people in here”. Yes I know I’m only 28, but by young people I mean annoyingly young people, a.k.a. haven’t had kids yet and still look fresh and well maintained, while I’m stood there with a full tube of concealer on my eye bags and dry shampooed hair because I am too tired to wash and dry it.



Next was the restaurant.  We had an amazing meal and plentiful conversation.  It wasn’t until the end of the meal however we realised that our main, (only), topic of conversation had been our boys. I’m sure we used to talk about modern culture, Pop music and having sex. Now we talk about modern parenting, nursery rhymes and when we used to have sex.


We finished our meal and turned down the waiters offer of another round of drinks. We decided it was much too late for that, so we were going to make our way back to the hotel for a nightcap and bed. As we left the restaurant hubby asked me what time it was.
“it’s late babe, (looks at watch), oh my God it’s only 6.45pm”
We looked at each other with the same look on our face. A look that said remember when we at 6.45pm we wouldn’t have even been out yet. Remember when  we used to come home at 6.45AM. Remember when a good night was defined by not being able to remember it. Clearly we have just become shit at this partying malarkey. Having kids 13 months apart will do that too you.




We headed to TGI Fridays and found seats at the bar. That way there would be no children around
and we could enjoy more adult time. We worked our way through the cocktail menu. We had new drinks, tried each others, my gosh we even held hands at one point.  We were really starting to relax and enjoy ourselves.

We hadn’t spoken about kids in ages. We were becoming us again, pre babies us. We were talking about things we wanted in our careers, hobbies we wanted to take up. It was like the old days. I was remembering everything that had attracted me to this man and he was looking at me as though he hadn’t seen me with my legs in stirrups, screaming in the labour ward. Then it happened. A man brought his 1 maybe 2 year old child to the bar. The child had very similar mannerisms to Mr B. We were both sucked  in to the child vortex and the mood changed. I began wishing we weren’t staying in the hotel, “I want to kiss the boys night night”. I also began asking hubby.......... “can we have another baby”. (I was drunk and my ovaries were activated by the cuteness of the child at the bar). Luckily hubby took it in his stride, he calmly reminded me this was our first child free night this year and that our children had woke us up at 5am that morning. “yes your right hubby, no more babies, but lots more cocktails wooooooooooooo”
At this point hubby took me back to the room.

When we got back to the hotel all my dreams came true. I got in bed, hubby made me a hot steaming cup of tea, We shared some biscuits, watched crappy tv and then went to sleep knowing we wouldn’t be woken by crying, being sat on or someone demanding breakfast.

Best date night ever!



Good day to you x

Just a side note – I love my life with my hubby and children, and wouldn’t have it any other way. this is merely an explanation of life after birth, because for some reason they don’t put that in the parenting guides.



39 comments:

  1. Haha this post made me giggle, it sounds like it was a much needed and fun night though! x

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  2. Date night is something I am trying to introduce in my house.

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  3. I'm glad you didn't end up going back to the hotel at 6:45 and had a chance to re-discover the pre-babies you. It's important to take time out now and then for just the two of you and I'm sure that you both needed a night out after not having one for a year!

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  4. Ah lovely for you both! Date nights, especially overnight ones, are really rare for us but so important! It's a great feeling glad you enjoyed x

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  5. Aww that sounds like a lovely evening. I think it's good to do something like this every once in a while.

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  6. what a lovely post.. Definitely need to take time out for yourselves and have date nights. My husband and I promissed ourselves we would have one at least once a month. PS I do the same with my toenails when I am in a hurry.. noone will see th rest :D lol

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  7. It sounds like it was very much needed. Funnily enough, tonight my husband and I are going out alone for the first time since our daughter was born 15 weeks ago. I am very nervous, but looking forward to it too.

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  8. Sounds like you had a great night out together x

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  9. That sounds like a brilliant night! I just like going out for a meal with my husband and then coming back and watching crappy tv too lol

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  10. Date nights are so important - sounds like you had a good time x

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  11. It sounds like you had a lovely date night. I wish my parents would have all 3 of mine so we could get a little time to ourselves.

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  12. Date nights are SO important for couples! I haven't had one with my partner for over 8 months! Looking forward for our next one.

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  13. Aw! It sounds like you guys really needed that night together. I'm so glad you had such a good time!

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  14. Sounds you both had a lovely night out. That is always needed.

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    1. Defiantly needed with two toddlers.

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  15. Aww .. what a sweet post! Bravo to you and your Sweetie for taking time for date nights! They're the best!

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  16. Awww what a lovely post and yay for you having some time for yourself and date night definitely sounds good x

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  17. Awwww so lovely to hear you enjoyed your date night thouroughly it sounded like a dream (I have two young kids so date nights are hard!!) Love that you only painted tot two nails that would be seen in the heels hahaha!

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    1. It would be a waste to paint anymore.

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  18. Sounds likea lovely date night and you got to spend time together which is the main thing x

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  19. Sounds like you had a lovely date night! It's nice to have a little night away every once in a while! xo

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  20. 6.45pm! That made me laugh out loud. Sounds like you had a lovely evening. I get broody when I'm tipsy too.

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    1. Babies are 10 times cuter when your tipsy.

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  21. Date nights are so important when you have kids, you do need time to be yourself again.

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    1. Defiantly. If only to wear nice clothes and sip cocktails.

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  22. Nice. Good thing that you have that kind of night. Its important to have date nights with your partner even if you have already a family.

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  23. It looks like you've had some great time together despite the annoying young people :)

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  24. Sounds like you had a lovely time, I haven't been on date night since our daughter has been born.

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  25. Sounds like a lovely date night - time together alone is so important after you've had kids!

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    1. It is so important. I think we would go insane without adult time once in a while.

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  26. Love this - I am glad you had such a good night. It sounds perfect! Kaz :)

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