Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our New Normal

Last night was our first date out without our little man.  It was a big, small night out :)  Just dinner and a movie, a night out that we've had a million times.  But this time it was so different, yet the same.  Our new normal.  It was just the two of us.  We went to go see Limitless, which I had been wanting to see since I saw a preview.  Then we went a got some burgers at Red Robin...delish.  Just a normal night out but it felt completely different.  Our little guy was in great hands with our sitter....so we weren't worried.  Things were normal, just different.  Different driving to the theatre with us both in the front seats and no coos coming from a car seat in the back.  Different that we both watched the movie with our cellphones in our hands, just in case we wouldn't hear them vibrate.  Different that two hours rolled around and my little man was being fed by our sitter.  Different that I got to eat a hot dinner without leaving it to calm a fussy baby, or maybe a baby that just likes being held by his momma.  A totally normal date, just different. 

It was a great date, a date we've had a million times, a date that we needed.  We needed to take that scary nervous step away from Will.  We can't stay cooped up in a house for days, weeks, months on end without leaving him just because we're nervous.  Just like we couldn't avoid our road trip to Springfield because of nerves.  He's going to experience these things sooner or later.  We're going to experience these things sooner or later.  We are stepping out of our box, out of our comfort zone, and into our new normal.

1 comment:

H said...

I'm so glad you two got a date night and that everything went well. I can only imagine it is hard leaving your baby, but I'm glad you guys got some alone time!