Wednesday, January 26, 2011
the a.m. date
Enter the a.m. date! Last week, we texted our fave babysitter, Guadalupe, and asked if she’d come watch the kids on Sunday morning. “Of course!” she texted back – reason #1 why the late a.m. date is so much better: Guadalupe is a popular gal and most of the time she’s busy on Friday or Saturday nights. But what teenage girl is busy late on a weekend morning?
Reason #2: My husband and I enjoyed a lovely drawn out brunch overlooking Lincoln Park, and then headed over to the Chicago History Museum (it had been years since either of us had been) with the glow of mimosas keeping us warm. We did some last minute Christmas shopping in peace. We were relaxed, had enough energy to talk and reconnect and then….
Reason #3: We got home just after the baby settled down for her nap and the boy nested himself on the sofa with a book, so that….be still my beating heart… my husband and I were able to catch a nap too! Ahhhh….bliss! We were refreshed enough to spend a nice evening with the kids and watch an entire movie without falling asleep before the end(!).
I think we’ll be catching more late a.m. dates in the near future.