June 16 2006 20:18 (+ 8 - 8 )
posted by (gen_here)

A friend of mine had offered that I could drop Robert off and go spend some time by myself. I took it one step farther and asked Geof to come along. While it wasn't the longest "date" in history (we went to a Christian bookstore that has a soda fountain and had ice cream and [I had] coffee - then to a furniture store to start looking at chairs), it was the first time Geof and I had been alone before bedtime since our trip to Florida when Robert was 6 months old.

My friend gave us a C- for being gone less than an hour. But it was nice to know that Robert was in capable hands and we were able to just be a couple. We've had offers from a couple other people willing to watch Robert - and we'll take them up on it, too. Many of the others are so busy though, and with Geof's job we never know that far in advance if we'll have "that evening" free long enough in advance to book those sitters. But we'll keep trying!

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Heather Finnegan [() ] June 19 2006 16:51
I have a hard time leaving Patrick yet. Though I was olay with the sitter I had when I was at work (go figure). I still have a heard time leaving him in the evening. We went to a wedding reception and only stayed for 2 1/2 hours (just long enough to eat and dance to a slow song). It gets better when they are school-age I have been told-then they "live" at their friends houses.

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