Dan and I are going to be kid-less this weekend. And boy do we deserve it. See I get Jacob during the week and every other weekend. Dan gets Christian every weekend. So normally we have atleast one child at all times.
So ... since we are kid-less ... I have a whole slew of ideas of what we can do together.
First of all, my wonderful cousin Tanya and her husband, Jeffrey, got Dan and I a gift certificate to Kona Grille for Christmas. Since we normally have a child in tow we haven't gone but I am planning on us going Saturday night for a relaxing child free dinner. I scoped out their menu online and I think I already know what I am going to eat. The Kona 5 oz filet with skin on cheddar mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and sauteed mushrooms. Doesn't that sound delightful?
Then ... I want to go to the Wheaton French Market. Wheaton holds a farmer's market of sorts every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have flowers, produce, jewerly, and crafts. I guess I find it difficult to find things to do outside when kids are not around. I live in a condo so I don't have a yard to tend to or any other outside responsibilities. I thought this would be nice for Dan and I to walk around and enjoy being outside ... just the two of us.
Then ... I want to go get a pedicure, go shopping at Von Maur, stop at Starbucks, and take clothes to be mended to the dry cleaners.
And then ... I want to drink a glass of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio in silence. I want to read a book that doesn't rhyme. I want to clean the house once and have it stay clean. I want to watch a movie that has real people in it and are not cartoon characters. I want to not hear about John Cena, Ray Mysterio, and Undertaker and all the moves that they do. Oh yes, Jacob and Christian and huge WWE Wrestling fans.
For this weekend I won't be wiping tears or butts. I won't be explaining why potty talk is unacceptable at teh dinner table. I won't be yelling at them to eat their food, clean their room, put away their toys.
Ok, so I may be a little over dramatic! I will definitly miss Jacob and Christian but since I know the 24 hour drive to Idaho will be in less than two weeks I need to prepare myself mentally for the "are we there yets" and "I have to pee" statements.
This weekend should be heavenly! I am not putting too much pressure on this weekend ... am I?
What are your plans for this weekend?