Well, our first date night in almost 3 months.
Last Friday, the community theater was performing Our Town, and Mike's co-worker and close friend, Jody, had the lead role of "Stage Manager". (If you're not familiar with the play, "Stage Manager" is actually a role, not the actual job of managing the stage.) It was the perfect introduction to leaving our child with someone else, since we would only be 10 minutes away from home. (By the way, the play was fantastic! I'm happy there is so much talent in our little town. Mike's friend Jody was fantastic, especially with the New England accent he adopted especially for the play.)
A couple we are friends with offered to come to our house to watch him. We took them out for dinner first. Then Mike installed his carseat in their car, and they were on their way, promising to text us when we got there. When we got to the theater, I realized that my phone didn't have a signal. I will admit to waiting anxiously outside for a text (after having to restart my phone when I still couldn't get a signal). Of course, everything was fine...blame the crappy AT&T signal.
I have to admit, I cried a little when Alisha texted me this picture. I mean, I'm glad he was happy and did great while we were away, but still a bit sad that I wasn't there to see that beautiful face myself.
I may as well get used to this. Yesterday we found a sitter for next school year. We agreed it would be a good idea to have her watch him one day a week for the remainder of this school year. One day a week without my little guy will probably be a good way to transition, but of course I wish it possible to be with him all the time. Just don't get me wrong -- I am delighted we have a sitter, especially one who came highly recommended by several trusted sources. It's an answered prayer, for sure! I just love the routine we currently have -- the one where we get to hang out together all day long. :)