Saturday, February 2, 2008
do you hear what i hear?
**Updated Sunday Morning -- see below**
Listen...do you hear it? Come on...close your eyes, tune everything else out -- there. Now can you hear it? Still no, hey?
Alright, I'll tell you. It is the sound of a kid-free night!
That's right. No kids tonight. Les and I had the privilege of going on date night tonight (after spending the afternoon taking the girls swimming). We went to the mall, did a bit of shopping and had a bite to eat and went to see a movie.
Since it was going to be a bit of a later night, we had asked Les' wonderful parents if they could keep the girls for night and we would meet up with them at church the following morning.
So we already got the wonderful treat of an evening to ourselves...but it doesn't end there! We get to have a peaceful night without the threat of any possible interruptions (not like our girls are up all that much at night...but still), followed by a quiet morning. Well, a quiet morning for me anyway. Les has to get up at 6:00 to go to work for a few hours before church. But I get to sleep in!!
That's right. I get to sleep in until 9:00 -- let's see if I even remember how to do that! -- AND I get to spend the morning only getting myself ready. WOW!! What a luxury.
So that sound I'm hearing -- the sound of a kid-less night -- is a very precious sound! (although I'll be more than happy to have them back tomorrow night...it does always feel a bit strange when they're not at home sleeping in their beds)
**Update: Well...I didn't get woken up by any kids this morning. B-U-T, I did get woken up an hour earlier than planned by my alarm clock that was set in error. Oops!! I accidentally turned on Alarm 1 (which was set for 7:45) instead of Alarm 2 (which was set for 8:45). Oh well. Now I just have more time to e-n-j-o-y the peace and quiet rather than just sleeping it all away...or at least that's what I'm trying to tell myself!!**