It is a rare occasion to actually got out without our child in tow. We take him pretty much everywhere we go. It is an even rarer occasion to get to go out with our friends and have everyone leave the children at home. Tonight was one of those times when the stars aligned, we found a sitter to watch them all, and we went out – childless – no bibs, no high chairs or sippy cups, no cheerios, no screaming, no dropped pacis, no rushing to eat our food so that we can hurry and get out before our kids disturb the people sitting next to us.
Adam and Paola, Paul and Obea, and Tracy and myself left Bella, Ayden, Rhea, and Davis at Paul and Obea’s house with a sitter who agreed to watch them all. Apparently, the sitter has 7 siblings and she’s the oldest. In our eyes, that more than qualified her for the job. After giving her instructions and cell numbers, we quickly exited the house, got in the car, and reminisced about the old days when we were able to do this at random.
After leaving Paul and Obea’s we headed to Miyabi for sushi. I had been planning all day what I was going to order, so it maybe took two minutes to fill out the menu. When our sushi arrived, we all started devouring our food like there was no tomorrow. After realizing that we were woofing it down, I reminded everyone that the children weren’t with us and we could take our time. So, we all took a short break and had some conversation while savoring every bite of our sushi. After Miyabi, we made a pit stop at Dunkin Donuts before heading to Surfside Bowling Center. We played one round, acted silly (Tracy actually impersonated Fred Flintstone), and laughed a lot.
As it turns out, Adam won, scoring something over 100 and Tracy and I tied. I explained that the goal was to get the same score as your spouse, so really Tracy and I won. Adam complained that I stripped him of his glory. Oh well.
After bowling we returned to Paul and Obea’s. The children and the sitter were all in one piece. No one was crying or out of sorts. It was great to have an adult night. Tracy says we should do it once every quarter. I am thinking we should go for once a month. We’ll see…