Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Big Night Out

Our cable went out over the weekend while my DH and I were out ALONE. You read that right, we were alone. Unheard of moment in our lives but we managed to pull it off with the help of my dear sister, Kiki. Crazy woman volunteered to spend the night here with them. Back to the cable, they came out this evening to fix it. Woo Hoo! You have thought we planned to torture the kids with no food and water by the way they were acting. Even the mention of a book and we had multiple meltdowns.

We had a ball. We got a room, took a taxi to eat, sat at the bar and enjoyed a few caramel appletinis with my meal, stumbled to the taxi to head back to the hotel, giggled the entire way through the lobby as the clerk teased us about our evening's plans, made it to our room to eat the cheesecake we left the restaurant with, "snuggled", and passed out by just a few minutes after 9PM. The best night I've had in a decade, hands down.

I read about how other moms are sure to make time for their spouse and themselves. I have been jealous. No more! We made a pact, we are going to hug and kiss every day. Seems stupid to most people but I'm sure there are a few of you that have an idea of what I'm talking about. You wonder how we lost our intimacy? Try 1 to 3 kids in your room for the last year and a half. Try parenting kids that are constantly pushing buttons you had no idea you had. How about throw in 6 kids that cover their face when you do something as simple as kiss your spouse, acting like you just flashed a boob at him? I love him. He loves me. We just lost track of each other for a bit. The last thing I want at the end of the day is another person wanting something or needing to hang on me. I'm trying not to see our relationship like that. He is the one person in this house that I can have a reciprocal relationship with. Heck, he already changed out the shower head, mowed the yard, put in a pretty new ceiling fan in our living room, and several other little things that I've been begging for for months. Now if he would just remember to fill up the gas tank when he uses the van. I know, I'm dreaming again.

I took Michael and the Toddlers to the new RTC to admit Michael. He was fine. I was crushed but he just walked off. The therapist said some really fantastic things about me to the doctor in charge. Made me blush. I really think the world of both of or therapists. He made it clear I am the best mom he has ever worked with and that I get it.

Now that I have shared almost all my good news. I must share 1 more little piece. I'm warning you, if you are a RAD mom sitting there reading about other people's misery to make yourself feel better, you need to join us. I'm going to Orlando with Corey for her Mom's Retreat! That's right, I'm getting to go. I know you are sitting there with your head down about to cry. Don't. Come with us. They had such a good time last year and I sat here sobbing about how horribly isolated I am with all my little crazy kids. I can tell you from experience, that was not fun. Go check her out, besides putting this wonderful retreat together, she is an interesting, funny, supportive, gorgeous lady. You will love her.


Story of our Life said...


I'm going, too!!!

Glad you had a great night out!!

Ashley said...

You're going (too?!) Yay! You're my first Blogger Mama- I *have* to go now :)

Kelly said...

So glad for you, that you and your hubby got away. Good for you!!!!!

Jensboys said...

Congrats on getting lucky and all that :) BUT (and that is a BIG BUTTTTT!!!)

BOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO so incredibly freaking jealous of you going to Corey's weekend. SO JEALOUS. Enjoy every little second save every detail for me, ok? I so could use that but its pretty much the other end of the continent from me!

Integrity Singer said...

ok, so if we drive together, which one of us will be the designated driver? oh hell, who am I kidding? you'll be driving because I'll be quilting ... lmao

BEST THING EVER FOR MY MARRIAGE: working with my hubby every day. It's the only time we get to cut up, have fun and not be interrupted by the kids (of course, it's hard to wash a window if you're trying to bump and grind and that's not entirely professional so we keep that at home)

Brandy-new rad mom said...

I am so glad you found time with the hubbs! It is so important and I too get caught up in the "mommy" "mommy" "mommy" and not wanting to be touched or hung on at night. Stick to your pack, you guys deserve it! Your sister deserves a mani/pedi or a medal. Can't remember the last time a real life family member elected to help us out for a date night--oh that's right never! :)
Be seeing you in Orlando! I too made plans to go. Not gonna break them!

Maia said...

That's so great! Way to take time to reconnect with your husband. And yay to going to Orlando - I'm sure you will have a blast (and I am a bit jealous.)
:+) Maia

marythemom said...


Mary in Tx

Kerry said...

Truth be told, I'm happier that you are going than I would be to be going myself, and I really, really want to go. I was devastated last year to hear that you weren't going. Yay! I'm SO HAPPY for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've just started reading your blog and wanted to ask you two questions. 1) What does "DH" stand for? 2) What exactly is a "Domestic Goddess"?

I look forward to reading. I would like to start from the beggining though, so how far back did you start the blog?


Tudu said...

Carrielynn, DH is Dear Husband. Domestic Goddess is exactly what it sounds like, a bunch of hooey. I'm a SAHM. I started the blog while we were still in the process of our homestudy.