One of the hardest lesson’s that both Walter and I have had to learn since becoming parents is the importance of having time away from Ava, just the two of us, or with adult friends. It’s really hard to leave her for an adult evening out and while we always look forward to kicking back and enjoying some grown up time, both of us almost always feel guilty about it.
But with time, it’s something we’ve gotten better and better at doing and now we make an effort to at least once a month, plan adult time without Ava.
This past weekend we planned an overnight grown up’s evening out with some friends. I’d been so looking forward to it for week’s but must admit that when it came time for us to leave, I almost didn’t want to go, on account of how Ava was crying that she wanted to come with us. But we kissed her goodbye, told her we loved her and would see her soon and off we went for an overnight stay at Emperors Palace.
We started out at Hooters which was an interesting experience. I was mostly astounded by the number of people who took their young children and babies into the smoking section! But it it was lots of fun and good for a laugh! We had planned on taking in an afternoon nap, as you do when you have young children, because that is the one thing that I miss the most from weekends during our years being childless. But of course, the fun found us and so that never happened!