But that’s not always possible.
Babysitters cancel, kiddos are sick, or the weather is inclement.
My birthday weekend was one of those times when the babysitter fell through.
And I wasn't happy about it.
In fact, I was in quite a "woe is me" state of mind.
Everything was wrong in our life, and little was right.
I was annoyed that I was stuck at home, instead of at a movie theater with my hubby.
I was wishing years would just past by and my daughter would be old enough to leave alone for an evening.
But that’s still many years down the road.
Do I truly want these years to pass by so fast?
Those days of freedom will come, but for now I want to immerse myself into a world of pureed foods, new teeth, first steps and baby jabber. I want to imprint pictures in my mind of messy faces, first outings, sleepless nights. Because, before I want to believe it, firsts will become lasts. She will eat people food, no longer crawl, and have a full set of teeth. She’ll talk fluently, reject nap times and step onto a yellow school bus, ending our days together at home.
There will come a time when my husband and I have all the time in the world for date nights. At that point in time, I don’t want to look back and wish for things to be different.
And so, for now, I relish our “date-nights,” when we put the little one to bed, put in a movie, and cuddle up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. No, it’s no movie-theater, but it has a special appeal just the same. It’s us, enjoying life with a little one, and making the most of each moment we have.
How will you make the most of today?