Whenever my wife and I can’t figure out what we want to do on a special occasion, this one being our 5th anniversary, we go to a casino. I know this is wrong. Fortunately, we’re the world’s worst gamblers so we only play the slots and and we set a low budget for the amount of moola we can part with. Plus I had a room comp that was burning a hole in my pocket. So we dropped off the kid at great grandma’s, rented a Mazda 6, and zoom zoomed to Atlantic City New Jersey.
As expected, we didn’t win a thing, though we felt like winners all night. Why you wonder? Because Devin was 130 miles away. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a night away from the horrors of parenting. We don’t run away often, maybe once or twice a year, and it’s amazing. We do adult things, we do childish things, we do geriatric things, and we do them all without our take-along audience. It’s the kind of fun that only a parent can understand.
Now that I’m officially in my late twenties, a parent, and smack in the middle of family life I can appreciate the joys of an overnight with the wife. Knowing that someone else is out in the world getting cursed out by the boy as I enjoy a milk shake makes for a delicious drink. Understanding that I will likely not have filet mignon again the rest of this year (and that it will take me as long to pay off the meal) is priceless.
I may have lost $140 at the slots, but I won a teeny bit of sanity.
Good for you, Keith (and the Mrs.) Happy 5th!!!!!
Well, I’m sure glad you got your sanity back! Congrats…
oh so true. my wife and i just managed only our second night out in nearly six years and all i could say is, hallelujah!
I hear you. I hope to be able to fully appreciate your perspective, one day.
So glad you got your chance to recharge, there is truely nothing like a night away from the kids. Never understood the beauty of quiet until I had children. Happy Anniversary!
Glad you and your wife were able to get away and enjoy some adult time together without the litte d. You’re entitled every once in a while, makes for better parenting I think! Happy belated Anniversary as well.
Amen to that…hope you and the Mrs. had fun!
Congratulations! One day, we’ll figure out how we can leave our three for an overnight. Must be nice.*sigh*