At times I've been so completely bored to the point of pissing and moaning to Dan about our lameness, but then there have been so many laughs, so many hyper crazy games that involve racing around the house and tackling and jumping and screaming, so much brotherly rowdiness, it's worth the moments in between where I'm all, "I need to get out of this damn house and be with all those people out there participating in commercialism!"
I just really hate feeling trapped by two nap-times, there's literally a period of time of about 1-2 hours after Louie's morning nap to get out of the house and do something before we need to get home for lunch, then it's afternoon nap, lather, rinse, repeat. Truly, that is one of the most difficult things about life with a baby. I wouldn't say Dan and I are the kind of people who are total slaves to some schedule, but things sure go smoother if we take some consideration in planning our day. It certainly is more enjoyable to be around a well-rested Louie than a crabby, cranky, tired Louie.
|Countless attempts to get a good picture with the boys (whilst eating one of the delicious cookies Dan made). |
They are so cooperative.
Anyway, I exaggerate. We did get out of the house.
Not only did we go to a furniture store yesterday to look at couches (thrilling blog material I tell you), on a whim (Dan hates whims) last night we had dinner with my parents at the Chinese place down the street. And today we ran an errand with the boys during our 1 1/2 hour window, and then tonight after they were in bed my parents came over so we could get out for a few hours to do some Christmas shopping.
Wow. Seriously, this was SO NICE.
It sounds crazy, but I can't remember the last time Dan and I were able to go out shopping together without the kids. We just don't do it, usually it's one of us getting out on our own.
Anyway, felt like old times. Felt like the old Dan and Alicia. It's funny how you can take something so simple for granted, something so mundane that we used to do all the time before Gus and Louie. To be able to discuss things and make purchasing decisions that don't feel like they're under duress because the children are freaking out or demanding something or running away.
It was nice.
We checked off a good portion of our list in just two hours and we had fun doing it. And tomorrow is Sunday, still the weekend, and we're off to cut down our Christmas tree. Super fun, just wish it was going to be warmer.