Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
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Just had to tell somebody, and this seemed the right place for it. Tonight my DH and I went out together, alone, for the first time in a year. That time was the first time, and it consisted of leaving DD with my mum (with whom we were staying at the time) for a grand total of 40 minutes while we raced to McDonalds for our "date".
My mother is now visiting us (we don't live in the same country anymore) and both she and DD have been getting along wonderfully. So DH and I asked if we could go out for an early dinner. We freaked about it as the time to leave approached. DD was napping and we weren't sure whether it was better to leave while she was asleep or not. We did. I even managed to get through the whole meal without phoning home (mum had our cell number and promised to call if DD got too upset). I finally called on our way home and apparently DD had not shed a single tear, nor even asked about us. They'd had dinner, and were playing some sort of game. So DH and I stopped for ice cream!
I am SOOOO happy and proud that my little girl dealt with this all so well. It made the evening very enjoyable, too, of course. With the little one due in October, I know this will likely be one of our last chances. It was nothing special to a "non-child" couple, but for us it was so nice!!