we're going to a movie tomorrow afternoon and leaving finn with my brother and his boyfriend. it'll only be the 3rd time we've left him since he was born and the first time we've left him with them. i'm going to have to try real hard to stay focused on the movie and not worry about how things are going with them!
It's hard at first but it gets easier. They need a break from you just as much as we need a break from them from time to time. Ava likes spending time with my mom or her cousins when they watch her.
I'm thinking of dinner and a movie for next weekend. Jesse will be off. We usually put her in bed and make sure she's asleep, then someone will come over and stay at the house until we get back. That way she doesn't know that we left. I ONLY trust my mom to put her to sleep at night. She knows her routine.
it's not that we don't want to go out alone, it's mainly that we never have money to. tomorrow we're going to the movies with passes i got for christmas, last time was to dinner with a gift certificate, and the time before that was to a play that i got tickets to for my birthday.
i'm sure if we had money to go out to a movie or dinner occasionally that we'd have no problem leaving him with someone.
Yeah, I know what you mean. We don't go out as much as we'd like b/c my mom always tells me stuff when I ask her to watch her. We go out to watch a movie MAYBE once every couple of months and dinner has been the same lately. We've just been taking her with us to eat, which is becoming a nightmare!
Starting January 1st, we set up a plan to pay my mom. She wants 10 bucks a day to watch her when we work (100 a month b/c Jesse works 7/7) and 2 dollars and hour when we want to do something alone. All dr.'s appt are free. Now I won't feel bad for asking her to babysit b/c I'll be paying her.