When Was My Last Time Out?

OK.  So my entrance into this (public) Mommy blogging thing is a little cautious.  I’m still a little unsure about my ability to entertain or inform readers; outside of my mother who tells me I’m fabulous at everything. 

Since deciding to change URL’s and “go public” two weeks ago, I’ve spent the time between the baby’s bedtime and my own perusing the interwebs finding and reading other Mommy bloggers for inspiration.   There are blogs that make me laugh, blogs that make me cry, blogs whose titles or layout make me wish I had a teensy little bit of creative ability and blogs that give me an idea of what might be in store as C grows.  One of my brand-new favorites is ThetaMom and I’ve decided to join in on her Time Out Thursday blog posts. 

Instructions are to take one hour per month for yourself and then write about it.  That’s easy right?  The only rule is that the one hour must be something you enjoy and sans child.  “OK,” I think to myself.  “What have I done in the last month that did not include my baby girl and could be categorized as fun.”  I thought back over the last week and my mind went…. work, home, work, bath the baby, play on the internet, work, shave my legs, hair cut, work, home, bottle, diaper.  I’m not even sure there was a bubble bath in there.  So I went back in my mind a little further.  Same pattern except it includes a dinner out with my baby, my husband and my mom. 

So, then I think.  Holy shit.  I may not be able to play this game after all.  BUT WAIT!  Hold on…  let’s go back a little itty bit further.  There were a few blissful hours when we traveled to DC that my MIL stayed with C, while Craig and I went for dinner and drinks.  That, my friends, was on December 29th.  Almost an entire month ago. 

I have a dear friend who is full of fabulous parenting, relationship and style advice.  And she preaches about date nights.  PREACHES I tell you.  “Once a month,” she says.  “Once a month you must ditch your kid and go out with your husband.”  How did I miss this?  How did I let an entire month go by without any time out with my husband but without our daughter.  The three of us had a wonderful day last week shopping and going to lunch, but there were three of us in the car.  Therefore it does not count. 

I hear my friend in my head again, her voice is getting louder as she says, “Date Night, Krista.  DATE NIGHT.”  Okay.  Message received.  So, on this Time Out Thursday I am committing that by the time it comes around a month from now I will have a date night with my husband to blog about.  Or maybe drinks and shopping with previously mentioned fabulous friend.



8 Responses

  1. Oh, date nights! It was more than a year ago when we went out without our son.But i agree, date night is VERY important. Visiting via Theta Mom.

  2. Oh man, I hear you on the need for a date night! It’s a rarity for us most of the time. Glad you joined in, visiting from Theta Mom.

  3. Sounds like a date night is in order! I can’t even tell you the last time just my husband and I got out without my son. I take time for myself, but we don’t make sure to do things with just the two of us. How horrible is that?! I know what I’m going to be trying to plan soon!

  4. I agree. Date night is sooo important. But many of us never get the chance to actually get out alone with our hubbies!

    Good luck and I might take a page from your book and try to do the same!

  5. It’s great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Date night! I had one of those about a month ago, but it seems so long ago that I forgot all about it! In fact, I just checked the calendar and it was on Dec 29, same as yours, while my mom was here over Christmas break. We definitely need to have more date nights around here! 🙂

  6. Date nights are wonderful and so important! We are finding that out now that we have a new baby! Hope you get yours soon 🙂

  7. Happy Timeout Thursday!

    Jeff and I are overdue for a date night probably a year overdue LMAO 🙂

    So good luck I hope you get one.

    TTYL check in with you next time,

  8. I so agree, date night is SO important! We all really need to set specific time aside and remember what life was like before our kids! lol

    Thanks for sharing and joining us! Nice to “meet’ you!

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