- Went on a date by ourselves
- Ate dinner at a nice restaurant without someone fighting for our attention
- Saw a play
- Got in and out of the car without hassling with a car seat
- Dressed up for something other than church or a wedding
I can count the number of times we’ve left Cooper on one hand and all of them were with family members for 2 hours or less, so I was pretty nervous for the evening. We were those parents that handed the babysitter a 1/2 page of typed instructions and called to check up on things during intermission. Everyone survived the night and the nice family we left Cooper with was kind enough to say he wasn’t a problem at all (even though he started crying before we even left and refused his bottle after all our diligence in having Noel feed him a bottle every night this week). Dates are nice, I highly recommend them.