Clawing back some grown up time

Now the boys are getting a little
older its easier to leave them with my parents for a the occasional night and
have a chance to socialise with friends. 
I have a few close friends living locally now all made through having
children really; they get the drama, the challenges and the sheer exhaustion of
being a parent. I never knew tired
until I became a mum, now I sometimes quite regularly look like an extra
from walking dead! We are a group of
like-minded mombies who enjoy the occasional glass of wine, eating cake and
rocking in corners to survive parenting.

#cakes #sunshine #friends a glorious day and tired kids for bedtime 😃 x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on May 8, 2016 at 10:14am PDT

We have booked a night away, a
murder mystery evening. I really can’t
wait, its going to be lovely to eat dinner without spending the entire meal
coaxing children to eat their vegetables, drink their drink and not feed the
dog under the table! It’s going to be
heavenly, to just think about ME for a change. 
Well hubbie too of course but he is pretty self-sufficient. I just hope all those games of Cluedo will
hold me in good stead when it comes to guessing the culprit. Mind you it would not matter what we did its
more about getting to relax a little without the overwhelming responsibility of
playing an adult all the time! I don’t
think any of us knew quite what we signed up to when we were first handed our
gorgeous newborns.

With the next event all sorted,
it means really we should think about the one after this. It’s nice to have something fun to look
forward too, when the boys are having one of their “moments”! I really do wonder if the pair of them will
ever truly get on…

I was looking at group bookings
on Travelstay to see if it
would work out cheaper than paying as couples. 
If we can bring the price down hopefully it can happen more often than
every blue moon. Although I would never
be like that couple who admitted they had childcare
for EVERY weekend
, seriously what is the point of even having kids if you
don’t want to spend at least some time with them? I don’t think evenings after a long day of work count as much as
a leisurely fun filled family weekend!

For all their grumps my boys make me smile every day
and I really do miss them when I am away. 
They actually like it because it usually means they get a present too!

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