Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Double (Play) Date!

We were scheduled to have an “adult evening out” (nothing racy – just our monthly dinner club!) this past weekend, but as I am sure happens to many parents, found ourselves without a babysitter! We ended up having a few good friends over that we don’t get together with as often as we should. One of these was my officemate, who brought her 7-year-old daughter (the other smiling, 3-D glasses-clad girl from the Hannah Montana movie photo below), and my other friend brought her toddler – so both of my girls had friends to play with.

What started out as an impromptu evening, salvaged out of cancelled plans, ended up being a really fun time with good friends! And best of all, the adults got to hang out and enjoy adult conversation, the 2 little ones enjoyed playing until we put them to bed (mine in her crib, my friend’s in a pack ‘n play in our bedroom), and the older girls kept themselves entertained late into the evening! My officemate and I were commenting on how relaxing it was to not have to worry about the girls – they had their dinner and a few snacks, they played Barbie’s, Polly Pocket’s, baby dolls, and had a short dance marathon to the High School Musical and Hannah Montana cd’s.

I may have said this before (I’ve found that some of the side effects of having children is loss of memory and a tendency to repeat myself…), but before we had our kids, my husband and I went out nearly every weekend – out with friends, out to dinner, out to the movies, out on wine tours, you name it. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I had a minor panic attack partially brought on by a (well-meaning?) relative who told me that once I had kids I wouldn’t have any of my current friends anymore and basically made me feel like we would lose our social life. Well, certainly it has changed – we still have the same friends that we had back then, but most of them also have kids now – we go to family-friendly restaurants or wait until we have a babysitter to go to the movies or out to a “big person” restaurant. But, we still have a great time with our friends and we especially enjoy the fact that we can get together with our friends and their kids, like this past weekend, and have a “double date” with our kids!

6 comments:

Teamcarbone said...

It was a fun night and it felt great to hang out with grown ups while knowing my little girls was sleeping happily in the next room and not having worry about how fussy she was for the sitter. It was great not having to watch the clock either.

Catherine said...

We had a ball at your house, can't wait to do it again! Gera talks about it constantly and is wondering when we can do the "pool party" again!

Deanna said...

It was fun to get together with you guys too!

Cath - you DO exist! ;) Tell Gera that as soon as the snow's off the ground and the pool cover's off, we'll have a pool party!

Teamcarbone said...

How about an adult pool party! LOL

Deanna said...

Michael, is that you? Yes, I'm sure we'll have one of those too!

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