Monday, April 6, 2009

good friends

This past weekend two of our very dear friends with their adorable daughter came to stay with us. I love having these two come over, it is always so great to be with people that you can just relax with and not have to care how clean the house is.

This weekend however was no ordinary weekend, this was the weekend of The Date. Yes, that's right, my husband and I actually got to go out on a real date. We went for a really nice dinner to a place that had linen napkins, not paper ones that come out of a dispenser and there were no crayons or spilt drinks on the table! This was the genius idea of my good friend Windy. She and her partner stayed at our house and looked after our children while we went out. The next morning we stayed with their daughter while they went out on their first date since she was born.

People always ask me how you maintain a relationship after the birth of a baby. It's not always easy and for many people, like ourselves it takes a bit of creativity. But that is one of the wonderful things about being a parent, it gives you the opportunity to find new and creative ways of doing things and discovering how fantastic it can be to just sit down with your partner and enjoy a meal and some good, uninterrupted conversation with each other.

It also helps when you have really good friends to support you. Thank you Windy and Sacha!

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