I have just come back from a 24 hour child free day and night – eeeek!
We sat and thought about it and we haven’t spend a night together alone since our honeymoon which was almost 2 and a half YEARS ago! I hadn’t left the girls overnight before or for this long before so it as a tad daunting I have to say but we decided to just go to Birmingham which is an hour away so we weren’t too far.
We spend Saturday afternoon shopping, but of course we ended up buying loads for the kids! The Disney Store was well and truly raided. I realised when we were there how I really need to stop feeling so bloody guilty for leaving the kids. We also headed off to Jekyll and Hyde for some fantabulous weird and wonderful cocktails; that place is amazing!
When we go for a meal (which is probably once every 3 months if that) we always go after we have put them to bed so to really take a complete break is pretty rare. It was bizarre as the most simple of things we realised we never do – holding hands! Our hands are usually preoccupied with little palms or pushing the pushchair so we never ever walk anywhere holding hands anymore.
You forget what it is like to just be a couple, not to mention how simple it is to go strolling around without a double pram trying to squeeze into tiny spaces. We had a lovely hotel and dmy husband surprised me by booking us a suite so it was lovely to have a spot of luxury to relax in. Despite grnd plans for going out for a meal most of he places had 2 hour waits so you know what we did – ordered room service, sat and chatted together. It was just lovely.
I don’t expect we will get to do it for a long time again but I know that I can do it and the kids absolutely loved it. Infact Charlie didn’t want to come home he had that much fun!¬ A break definitely has done us the world of good and I didn’t feel bad for leaving them as I need to remember – I need to be ME and we need to be US sometimes as our marriage is just as important as being parents.
Here’s a few snaps but I leant my camera to my sister who is off to Iceland and my phone died when we were there & no charger so excuse my husbands rather rubbish phone pictures!