The hubs and I had a date night Friday night, and oh man what is good. Leland had a good time playing with Ella and Lucy (the girls I watched all summer) and Jeff and I enjoyed a delicious meal and a bottle of wine.
Leland didn't cry when I left and he barely paid attention to me when I said good bye. I think he was really happy to see those girls again. Chuck even said Leland yelled Ella's name at some point, which does not surprise me. When I told him we where going to Ella and Lucy's he got so excited to go outside that he kind of had a fit when I made him put his shoes on. I guess we need to see them more often for his sake.
But dinner... it is amazing what a couple of hours kid free can do for your mental health. Wine helps too, and Spanish meatballs.
We didn't even talk about Leland which was wonderful. I feel like I talk about him all the time. Enough is enough sometimes. The one time he came up I referred to him as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, geeky but totally necessary.
We biked to the restaurant since it was close and so we could drink a bit more while still being responsible. It was wonderful. The weather was perfect. We ate outside. Nights like that remind me of college nights: hanging with friends, late nights, bike rides, drinking. It is still there fresh in my mind. While I don't miss it, it is good to remember and have flashbacks of it. I don't miss it because life right now is really good, and the little man is really sweet.
Leland was pretty excited to see me, and that always makes a momma heart melt. I am glad to have the little guy and be with him most of the time, but every once in a while it is good to get away too. I really need to be better about getting out once in a while. Hopefully we can be better about it in the future.