Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mommy and Daddy's Playdate

Jared and I got to go on a date! Just the two of us- with no diaper bag or car seat or stroller! We went to a restaurant, and both ate our food at the same time (while it was warm!) We strolled through the bookstore without worrying we'd get really nasty looks when our baby dared breathe too loud. And we sat through an entire movie in the theater! I don't mean to sound like we don't LOVE spending time with Eleanor. We just needed some grown-up time.

Our trusted friend, Robin, stayed at our place with Eleanor. Robin and her husband moved here from Texas about the same time we did, and they live right down the street. She's been volunteering since Eleanor was born to watch her so we could go out, and I decided it was time to take her up on it! It worked out great! Eleanor slept and ate. They played. Eleanor slept and ate some more. They played some more. Eleanor told me she had a wonderful time!

I was pretty much completely un-neurotic about the whole thing. I called one time before the movie, but it was necessary. (The movie started at a different time than we thought, and I needed to ask Robin if that would be okay.) I was able to enjoy most of the movie, but started getting a little antsy as it rolled over two hours. Partly because I missed Eleanor, and partly because I didn't want to take up Robin's whole day. Then, after the movie, I called again to let Robin know we were on our way home. Not too bad for our first outing, I think (especially since that's the most time I've been away from Eleanor at once.)

We really had a great time! Thank goodness for other displaced Texans!


Anonymous said...

Eleanor is so pretty!

And she sure is lucky to have that Robin so close because she looks and sounds like a really cool person.

Megan said...

Okay...it totally freaked me out that an anonymous person said "Eleanor is so pretty!" I was ready to take down the pictures and close-up shop. Don't scare me like that Robi...I mean, stranger!

lisa said...

It is nice to be able to get every once in a while and to have someone you trust to keep Eleanor is even more of a blessing!

Sounds like you did good... the first time I left Grace I left her with my mom and I called too many times to count!

Robin said...

Sorry, Megan! But seriously...I don't know what you are talking about...

Thanks, anonymous! You sound pretty cool, too.

Megan said...

Hey, Robin, people are going to think I left my baby with a totally insane person. Did I? :)