A night alone with my husband? With four kids, that is a distant memory. I can barely even remember what it is like to be honest.
Up until recently it had been well over a year since the kids had gone and stayed elsewhere for the night. With their grandparents living only an hour and half away this was a little saddening but more for them than us. *We do not expect anyone else to look after our children, they are our responsibility.
Over the most recent school holidays however the older three had a sleepover at grandma and grandpas house so my husband and I only had bub. How were we going to spend our night? It had been so long since it was just us or this close to just us anyway, that we were stumped on what to do. We could go out for dinner, see a movie, do all the things we once loved to do or we could do something else.
Knowing that we could go and dine out when the kids were at school, we thought we would do something else. Camping it was! The kids didn’t leave until late afternoon so we had to get our shit together, quick! We packed up the ute and set off on our adventure into the Watagans National Park.
With the sun fading fast we were racing the clock, at a safe speed of course! We got the fire started just as all light had gone. We set up the tent by torch and fire light. Thankfully we opted for a smaller tent that was easy to set up as it was only the three of us. We had set up camp in a matter of 30 minutes and were sitting back enjoying a drink and just enjoying each other’s company. We talked, we laughed and we reconnected.
I’m sure many will not understand why we chose to camp instead of staying in a fancy shmancy hotel, the truth is, we love the outdoors. We love enjoying nature and all its beauty, to actually see the stars and be able to do it as a family (or in this case, alone). It was a fantastic night and I hope we can have more like them.
Relationships need that time to reconnect, particularly when you have children.
When was the last time you had a night like this? How did you spend it?
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