An Evening Out
In the complete madness of my life right now (due to too much work and too little time which I knowingly signed up for, so I really shouldn’t be complaining), I have decided Mr. MPB and I need an evening out together, since our last date night was back in 2016.
I still don’t have any idea what our evening out will entail. Do we just go out to dinner? Do we go for dinner and a movie? But, what movie? The only movie that’s out right now that I’m remotely interested in is Beauty & the Best. But I can assure you Mr. MPB isn’t too keen on spending his first evening out in months watching Beauty & the Best. So, needless to say, I’m curious what do other adults do on date nights without their child(ren) along for the evening?
I’m kind of excited to spend an evening out with Mr. MPB! It’ll be fun to eat dinner at an adult restaurant with a decent wine menu and without trying to feed a very active toddler with an audience!
But going out for an evening means we also have to hire childcare. We live in a city without any family nearby, so paid childcare is our only options.
When I decided we needed a night out, I just called our old nanny. She’s moved on to a great new job (as I knew she would) but she’s still happy to spend some time with Little MPB. Since we have no plans for our night out, I asked her what night she’s available and we set the date based on her schedule. And so, our old nanny is coming to spend an evening with Little MPB! I’m convinced he is going to be so happy to see her! But, I’m also slightly worried that this might really confuse him. He’s not at an age where I can explain to him that she’s just coming back for one evening, so all we can do is hope that it goes well!
I wont lie, even if he’s confused, it’s nice knowing that when we go out for an evening that Little MPB is going to be well taken care of! When she’s with Little MPB, I just know I don’t have to obsessively worry, and that’s a major relief!
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