Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mommy's Night Out

Last night Jen decided it was time for her to get away for a couple hours so she and a friend went out to the movies to see Sex and the City. What this meant was that I would be alone with Grace for the first time. I wasn't really that concerned about being left alone with her though, I was looking forward to it. Jen went to the 7:30 pm movie and Grace goes to bed around 8:30 so the time we figured the time I needed to spend entertaining her would be short. I usually take care of the before bed bottle and putting her to bed so there would be no change there. Sometimes though, depending on Grace's naps during the day, she can get a bit fussy at bedtime and Jen and I take turns trying to get her to sleep.

So last night we had about an hour of playtime before we started the bedtime routine. At around 8:15 I got her bottle ready and brought her upstairs to change her diaper and put on her pajamas. Her eyes started getting droopy about half-way through her bottle and I knew this was going to be an easy night. She was sleeping before she finished her bottle and I put her in her crib and snuck out of her room just before 8:30.

Jen got home just before 11pm and I had to tell her what a difficult night I had, how Grace had screamed all night and I just got her to bed 5 minutes ago. Jen knows her girl better than that though and didn't believe me for a second. So overall a good night for all of us.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE BOTH SUCH WONDERFUL PARENTS,YOU'RE NATURALS! AND GRACIE IS THE BEST! CAN YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN "RENT" A POCKETBOOK? AND WHERE DO I SIGN UP??............ROBIN

Two Pearls / New England H Family said...

No lying to mommy, or I'll tell Jen my little secret: Jen should tell Grace to always yell for Daddy in the middle of the night. My oldest in 9, and this is still the case. If she needs something in the middle of the night, she comes in our room and always wakes up daddy first!

Anonymous said...

Hey- its Tammy.. Did you happen to notice how a girl in the movie adopted a baby from China... and then... no! I won't go there! Gorgeous Grace in that dress! OMG!!

kris said...

I'm glad Daddy did well on his own, although as it turns out we actually could have brought Grace to see the movie because there was a toddler watching along with us!!! who brings a ~2 yr old to see S&TC???

Jenna said...

That is the definition of success in my book- GOOD JOB!!!!