date night.....my hubby shouts to me over the sound of the bath water as he is trying to grab our very slippery daughter a place her into her hoody towel. I know...I know...as I am picking up LDG's trail of clothing for the 50th time that day. She just loves to play with clothes she must take after her mama! Hubby and I have been talking about this date night for the last 19 months - since we were blessed with the arrival of our little speed demon. It is hard to believe that it has been that long but I have not left my daughters side since she has been born. The only time I have left her with anyone has been with my SIL and bro and that was for a total of 4 hours for my hubby's Xmas party last year....Whoooweeee mama had a good time that night. No wine for a bit and 3 glasses and a shot kicked my ass. But during those 4 hours - my tipsy ass could only miss my daughter....is this normal? I have friends of ours with kids who do not give a second thought to going on vaca without their little ones and I could not leave her for a mere 4 hours? What the hell am I going to do when her first day of preschool arrives?
I know the time has come to find and hire a babysitter. GAWD I am just not looking forward this.
Why.... well let's see...Hummmm I am super paranoid, very cautious, do not trust easily and know how to shoot a gun. Can you imagine the weirdos out there? One of my friends is like hire a neighborhood 15 year old NOT..... going to happen - I can imagine my baby locked up in the corner with my dogs snot running down her nose, sitting in her poop diaper while 15 year old is texting her boyfriend to like totally come over and stuff *smacking gum*. No...... uh...uh...not ready for that.
I want background checks. I want to know exactly who I am letting into my home and will be taking care of one of my biggest treasures. So today I did it, I contacted a very reputable agency and did what I needed to do. I am tentatively scheduling a date for next Friday night. I will NOT chicken out and I will do what I need to do in order for me and hubby to get part of our sanity back we need some alone, adult conversation night....and who knows I might just get lucky *wink wink*.