Date night at Isla & Co.

Nov 07, 2023

Last night we were making gingerbread houses as my children could not wait a second longer and Shinola pauses to ask me if our babysitter is coming over tomorrow. I said yes. She then asks if our babysitter will be putting her to sleep. I said yes followed by why do you ask? Shi replies she just wants to know.

Nothing else.

She just likes to know.

I then have flashbacks to when she was 2 years old and leaving the house was filled with drama, tears, and vomit, and yet I kept planning date nights while experimenting with different techniques as we left the house.

It turns out she really appreciates being prepped. Planning once a week date nights is now something that is normal and expected for our 5, 3, and 1 year olds.

On occasion evening shifts, late night coaching sessions, or social activities require a bit more child care coverage at bedtime. Shi has been quick to note that three nights in a row of someone putting her to sleep other than family is not okay. Also good to know. I love putting my babies to sleep and still will until they say no more…which won’t be for another 20 years. 

I am so thankful for date nights & babysitters. They are GOLD.

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