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Our first weekend away from Lily.

holding handsOver Labor Day weekend, we had our first weekend away from Lily. It was two nights, and nearly two days, of just me and the wife with no baby and it was fun; weird but fun.

As new parents, we get so use to carrying the diaper bag, pushing a stroller and doing all those parent things that we almost forget what to do when we don’t have a kid.

It was weird to not be carrying or pushing something. There was no food on the floor or diapers to change. There was just the two of us, and it was fun!

We went out to dinner, saw a movie, spent a day at the Minnesota State Fair and just enjoyed each others company.

We had so much fun that we’re thinking of doing more than once a year.

Lily stayed with Christi’s parents and she had a blast. She missed us, but not in a way that made us feel guilty for leaving.

I think that all parents need to take time and be without the kids every once an a while. So find a babysitter and take the day, or weekend, and just spend it with your significant other. You’ll be glad you did.

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2 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    The wife and I will take an hour or two every now and then to see a movie or something but we haven’t taken an entire weekend (yet). We plan on it soon. I’d be more worried about the two of you than Lily, haha. Hope you had a great weekend.

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