My wife and I have had a barge loads of fun going places and doing things with the Dev. Really, we have. The thing is, though, there are a bunch of places that we’d love to go to, or go back to, without him. Four going on five isn’t exactly the age that known for it’s refined appreciation. He’s had fun, and has enjoyed many new experiences with us. Of course many of the places on our list are places we’ve been years ago either on our own or together. Still, with time the missus and I have grown to look at things differently and we’d like to have a hand at discovering our more mature selves in the following places, without him:
- The Bronx Zoo
- The New York Aquarium
- The Queens Zoo
- The Museum of Natural History
- The Beach (any beach)
Clearly, we’re dorks. One place that’s not on this list is the TheMetropolitan Museum of Art, and that’s because we went there this past weekend while Dev spent the night with a grandma. Being out and about in couple mode was a nice change of pace. Something that anyone who is married with child(ren) should do when the opportunity presents itself. We were amazed by how many young people were obviously on dates as they marveled at Yoruba masks and the paintings of El Greco.
Again, Dev is oodles of fun. But there’s nothing like the unhurried feeling that comes with alone time. Spring is around the corner and it will be a great time to hang with the family and hopefully go on a few dates with the wife. ?
You’re not dorks…they should do a documentary on you guys.
I absolutely feel you on this. I love taking my boys places but I miss that freedom of going to museums and not having to worry about someone knocking something over. I miss being able to gaze at a picture as long as I want without hearing a little voice going, “I have to use it!”
Let’s hope the number of dates increases!
I haven’t even considered how great going somewhere without Clare would be. Right now I’m imagining Clare’s Mom and me at the beach without one of us having to look up every five seconds.
I love the museum of Natural History. I even had a membership in high school! My husband and I can’t wait to take our kids now that they’re a little older.
We are lucky in a way. We have alot of friends that we trade off with our kids so that we all can have a date night. It works out well for all. Also in the summer we send the kids to grandma’s house for two weeks and my wife and I usually go somewhere for a week like the beach.
That sounds fun. We seldom, if ever, get to do anything sans boys, and when we do we spend half the night talking about how the boys would enjoy it.
I think they have us under mind control.
Time together without one’s offspring . . . what a totally foreign concept! My husband and I really need to work on this. It’s either the three of us, or one of us has her and the other has “down” time, I can’t think of the last time we went on a date.
awww. very sweet.
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Every once in a while we do things, but they are mostly at night. So we do dinner and a movie at the most. Need to think about more things during the day. Great list.