Of Friends and Family

posted by Momo Fali on October 14, 2007

Last night, my husband and I had a rare night out with friends. We had a few beers, some pizza, good conversation, then went downtown for a play. There’s nothing quite like hanging out with good friends…friends with whom you can discuss politics and religion, have differing views, then end up laughing about old Seinfeld clips a few minutes later. Friends who have seen you at your best and worst. Friends who have helped you when you’ve most needed them. Friends you could call anytime, day or night, and they’d be there for whatever reason. Friends you can’t even be embarrassed in front of, no matter how hard they might try to embarrass you.

We had a nice evening without the kids around. No noses or butts to wipe, no food to make that someone won’t want to eat, no baths to give, no crying, no injuries, no toys to clean up, and no arguments between siblings. As we were laughing over dinner, I couldn’t help but think how good it felt to be there.

When we got home, we paid the babysitter, let the dog out, checked e-mail, cleaned up the kitchen, and watched the news. We did all the boring, ho-hum stuff we always do. After I put on my pj’s, I went into my daughter’s bedroom like I do every other night. I tucked her in, kissed her on the forehead, and then went to my son’s room. I took about twenty toys and books out of his bed and kissed his forehead…but last night, instead of tucking him in, I climbed under the blanket with him.

And, as I snuggled up next to him and watched him sleep, I couldn’t help but think how good it felt to be there.

    Comments

  • Veronica


    It sounds like a gorgeous evening.

    I’m glad you had a good time.

  • Rimarama


    I agree. I had an awesome night out last night, too, but it felt so good to come home to the kids (granted, they WERE asleep).

  • Maddy


    There are lots of places to enjoy. Glad you had a break.
    BEst wishes

  • Joeprah


    What, no business time? Geesh. I guess that sounds fine and all, but, yo, come on.

    LOL. Just messing. Sounds like a great night! Great way to recharge the battery.

  • Becky


    Its good to get out and be with friends…really good friends! Sounds like a wonderful time!!
    And what a way to end a good night!

  • Family Adventure


    Sounds like a wonderful evening out, with the perfect ending.
    I crawl in with my boys all the time. They just smell SO GOOD!
    – Heidi

  • childlife


    Aww… sound heavenly! The entire evening – perfect! (There I go with those hyphens and …’s again!)

  • Annie


    Gorgeous! There’s nothing I love more than snuggling with my babies (except maybe a wee bit of adult time before snuggling with them šŸ™‚ )

  • terancedubya


    Cherish those kinds of evenings, because I know that they are far and few between. My lady and I just went out a few nights ago and it was by far one of the better days of the whole month.

  • Mama Zen


    I agree with Family Adventure; great night and a perfect ending!

  • Jared


    Sounds like you had a good time! Makes me realize my wife and I have not been out in a while. I’m sure we’ll feel the same way that you did, but I’ll have to resort to just watching my boy sleep. I don’t think I can fit in his crib… šŸ˜‰

  • boogiemum (www.boogiemum.com)


    Sounds absolutely lovely. I love snuggling up with the boys after I had a relaxing night out. I seem to appreciate them more. šŸ™‚

  • Jo Beaufoix


    Ahh that’s so cute.
    I love tucking my kids in when I get in from a night out and seeing them all comfy and relaxed and snug.

  • Mommin' It Up!


    ohh…i might cry! sounds like the icing on the cake to a great evening!

  • BusyDad


    Funny – I guess that’s more common than I thought. Whenever I wake up and my wife’s gone, I know where I can find her – squished up against our son in his bed. Before we got him his bed, she would actually climb into his crib and sleep there! Now that was a sight to behold.

  • piper of love


    so great how getting away from them makes you ready to be with them…yay for date nights!

    xou momo!

  • Rick


    The meaning of life discovered in the everyday activities.

    http://www.organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

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