My parents recently stopped by for a few hours to visit. This is something they rarely did before Little MPB, but now they seem to be making an effort. Honestly, their effort hasn’t gone unnoticed and we are thrilled that they visit.
On this particularly weekend visit they offered to take Little MPB out for a few hours to give us time for a date. They suggested we go to the nearby pub and relax. We said sure!
But, the pub was not in the cards. And not because I cannot eat pub food or drink alcohol. Instead, while Little MPB played with his grandparents at the nearby playground, Mr. MPB and I used the time to get stuff done in the house. We:
- hung up pictures and a clock in the bathroom that we finished renovating 1.5 years ago;
- hung up pictures in Little MPB’s room that have been sitting on the floor for months now;
- finished unpacking from Iceland (I’m embarrassed to admit this one); and
- folded ALL the clean laundry (my least favourite household task).
We did look inside the garage to start cleaning it up, but quickly realized that project was way to big for the time we had available. So, we closed the door on that mess and left it for another day. With our remaining time we chose to sit in the backyard enjoying the sunshine with a beer in Mr. MPB’s hand, and Gatorade in mine. It was wonderful.
Given that we live so far away from all our family and our friends all have their own children to chase around, it’s not often we get a few hours to ourselves without a paid babysitters. And, neither of us are willing to pay a babysitter so that we can clean and organize our house. So, it was a nice treat to have someone we trust offer to play with Little MPB for a few hours so that we could get caught up on the household stuff.
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