It’s very rarely just the two of us, we are now a family of four and we love being all together. Our weekends are the precious time that we can be all together without the day to day routine of school and work.
But there wouldn’t be a four, without the two of us. Andy and I…
It’s hard to find time for us, it means the girls not being with us both, which involves their wonderful grandparents having them for us. We are lucky that both sets of grandparents love having the girls.
Yesterday after swimming Andy took the girls over to his parents for a sleepover, it’s only there second time and they were very excited. Their suitcases were packed and off they went.
Andy and I were off out for dinner and to see the cinema with friends. I honestly can’t remember the last time Andy and I went to the cinema together, Normally we go on our own with our own friends.
Of course I had the panic of what to wear, I just don’t have clothes that aren’t my everyday ones. Plus it was freezing cold outside and I wanted to be warm. Once the outfit was sorted there was just enough time to pop on some make up and sort my hair.
There was no leisurely two hours of getting ready that I used to have before I became a parent. It was last minute dot com!
We had a lovely time with our friends, we see them a lot with our children, but it was nice to chat and not be interrupted. To laugh, to drink and to enjoy the time together in a different way.
We headed to the cinema to see Transpotting two and it was so good. We all thought it was really well done and I was pleased that Andy and I had watched the original last week, as it made the references back easier.
As we came home to a quiet house, not needing to tiptoe upstairs. To creep into their rooms to check on them before we headed to bed, it made my heart ache. Because as much as they can drive me insane somedays, I just love them to be tucked up in their beds at the end the day.
But, I also know how important it is for Andy and to have this time together, a bit of breathing space to just be us. To make us the parents that we want to be. Because with out ‘us’ their is no four…