Our son is two years and three months old, and in all this time my husband and I have had exactly two "date" nights. Now don't get me wrong, we do have sitter options, but I guess we are both so anal retentive that leaving him just gets us all in a tissy and usually is not worth the stress and effort that it takes to leave the house without him, and honestly would you want to leave this little guy behind....no! So anyways, this past Saturday was a beautiful day, 70 degree sunny weather, wonderful...so we decide to do Yard Work! Yeah! NOT...not for me anyways, but my husband did deserve the help so we ventured outside and helped Dad pick up and drag to the "burn pile" all of the limbs that he was trimming around the house. By the way...my two year old is fully capable of helping, but decided not to, (even after much pleading from me,) so he played while Dad and I worked most of the day. We finished around 2 pm, hungry and tired and decided to go inside, clean up and then....go out to eat at a "sit down" restaurant! It had been a very long time since the last "sit down" restaurant venture, simply because it never seems to go well with our little man, and we usually leave with heartburn, indigestion, and doggy boxes full of the food we didn't get to eat! We decided on a Logan's (Steakhouse) Restaurant close to our house and hopefully not crowded on a Saturday afternoon. Well long story short, our big boy did wonderful, he sat in the booth like a "big boy," played with the peanuts, colored, ate his food, drank his drink, and about 10 minutes into our food being served promptly drifted off to sleep. My husband just slid him down onto the booth (pardon the messy photo with peanut shells everywhere) and we were able to enjoy a relaxed slow meal like no other that we have experienced since becoming parents. So nice...oh and the food was wonderful...maybe that was because we were starving, but still and all it was really good! A really good day, and moments like this that remind us how lucky we are to have our little guy!
P.S. For those of you wondering about Mardi Gras, we spent Fat Tuesday at the parades and my brother-in-law's crawfish party and thoroughly enjoyed the day, crowds, beads and all! If you ever want to experience Mardi Gras, and are scared of the New Orleans experience, head to Lafayette, Louisiana for a family friendly affair!