Almost a year ago, I received a gift certificate from my sister sister at church for dinner and movie tickets. The gift certificate was about to expire, so we planned a date night for last night. Here is how our evening went:
5:00 pm Babysitter arrives and Mauryn wakes up from a LONG afternoon nap (she is fighting a cold so this was a blessing)
5:05 pm Give the babysitter the rundown on the evening, show her where everything is, get kiddos settled/distracted
5:10 pm In the car, ready to back out of the driveway when the garage door opens. Landon is screaming, sees us in the car, and slams the door shut. At least he didn't run after the car but the look on his face was pitiful. Lance goes after Landon, he is a mess, we get him calmed down and he goes back in with the babysitter.
5:15 pm Make it to the restaurant, enjoy a quiet dinner without kids
6:00 pm Go walk around Costco to look at cameras, ipods
6:30 pm Check in call to home, Morgan answers and tells us they are trying to get dinner going but Mauryn just wants to be held. I talked to the babysitter who said they were fine and we didn't need to come home.
6:50 pm Get to the movie theater, get our popcorn (can't watch a movie without it) and soda
6:55 pm Lance's cell phone rings - it is Morgan, Mauryn is screaming and we need to come home.
7:00 pm Get a refund on our tickets
7:10 pm Arrive home with our HUGE tub of popcorn and soda in hand. Kids are all quiet and eating dinner.
9:00 pm Kids are all in bed, we are in comfy clothe, we have our soda and HUGE tub of popcorn, throw in the DVD of We are Marshall (good movie) that we have had from Netflix for far too long and veg on the couch
I think the problem with Mauryn was that she was so hungry. She ate from the moment we got home until she went to bed. When Landon went back in the house after his fit, he asked to watch a movie. When the sitter put the movie in, they all watched it in our bonus room. Dinner didn't get started until after the movie was over at 6:30 pm. I thought they would eat right away so I hadn't given Mauryn a snack. I should have probably just had the kids eat when we left and then they could have had a bigger snack before bed. This is the first time we have had a sitter since we have lived in Idaho. If we go out usually our we trade with our neighbors or some friends. Any tips for the next time we have a sitter?