It is not often that my husband and I have “kid free” time together. We are always jetting off to some school event or swim team practice or work related responsibility. Today, I’m happy to say, we were able to take some time to be together and enjoy one another.
We started out morning by dropping our children off to other people. Our daughter strutted her way to middle school in her very stylish skinny jeans and baggy sweatshirt. She’s just like her mama in that she loves the fall weather. Wait until she realizes that this is New England and she will be back in shorts and a tank top tomorrow morning.
Our son went off to his day care provider, where he was convinced that the “letter of the day” would be O. I love that he has 3-year-old concerns. I also love that he is social enough to be confident outside in the world.
Children deposited, we picked up Grammy (my mother) and headed off on our adventure to The Big Apple, a farm in Wrentham, Massachusetts. We have been going to this farm for the fabulous homemade apple cider and donuts since I was a young child. It is one of my favorite places because it really does make me feel like a kid again. Nothing has changed in the past 40 years and I love their dedication to the history of the farm. The ever-so-delicious caramel apples don’t hurt either!
If you ever get the opportunity to venture to Wrentham, it is definitely worth the detour. Close proximity to the Simon Outlet Mall makes it a double positive. Since I couldn’t convince my husband to make a stop at the outlets, we hit a couple of stores that were necessities, then had a leisurely lunch. It was a morning well spent and it was nice to spend time with both of them without constantly being interrupted with “Mama, I want a granola bar” or “Can I go to a friend’s house?”
However, 2:30pm is fast approaching. Children will be retrieved from their respective sites. Life will go on as it has for the past few years in our “new normal” and I will cherish the few hours I had to feel like we were dating again. It is important to take the time to support one another in your own relationship and nurture the bond, even in small doses.