Monday mornings seem to stir up a need to write something, profound or not, so I shall.
Will and I had a planning meeting last night and decided we should schedule in time for ourselves this week, both as a couple and time alone as individuals. I officially have Tuesday evening to myself, somehow it feels impossible to believe this will work out long term though. I have planned a walk so far and rejoice in the fact I am not on dish duty as well!
We have high hopes of a date night this friday, ideas for the date range from going out for dinner, buying jeans at bluenotes (home of my favourite jeans, that now have an enormous rip from crotch to upper thigh- another pant casualty due to squeezing in "skinny clothes" prematurely after having baby, and then stepping up into the van)
another idea: getting professional haircuts, since I am usually the hairdresser, this would be a fun change, and I am ready for some hair help.
Our children have been asking for a certain grade eight girl from school to babysit them. Since I have yet to meet her, I decided to write a letter introducing ourselves to her and her parents. I mentioned we could meet her parents beforehand so everyone feels comfortable. After some discussion, Will and I settled on $10 an hour as the wage for her and I mention that in the letter as well. We decided a babysitter will take the job more seriously and be inclined to return if she is paid well, even as a 14 year old. We would love to have a regular date night and have "our" babysitter lined up, hopefully this works out. I also suggested she bring a friend or sister to help her since our children are 8,6,4 and 10 months, I think it would be too much for one girl.
And the icing on the cake is that she lives quite close, so we won't have to drive accross the city to drive her home after our date.
Just knowing that this week we have plans for fun, my load has lightened, considerably.