When my children were enjoying their time with their Granny this summer, Marc & I went shopping. OK, this might sound like an odd way to spend quality time with your husband but trust me, it was divine.
We didn't have to stop every 15 feet to go to the toilet.
We wondered through a book store and actually browsed the book shelves rather than grabbing random things that caught our eye as we kept everything else from tumbling down in the wake of our children running full throttle through the aisles.
We bought stuff for ourselves and nothing for the children.
We ate lunch out. Just the two of us. We each ordered for ourselves and no one else. I drank my drink without having to give any a taste. I had to cut only my food. I actually finished every thought and sentence I had.
My husband and I finished discussions that have been going on in our house for the last 4 years.
We didn't rush to get home to save paying for an extra hour for the babysitter.
No one threw a tantrum when it was time to go (ok, I did throw a little one but only because the day had to end!)
Marc even enjoyed the shopping! A little bit.
It was a dream!