It’s rare that I get a night off from the kids, but when I do all I want to do is curl up on the sofa and catch up on trashy TV! You might think I’d say something like a night out with the girls, but a night off to me means I get to catch up on sleep, not wake up with a banging headache and an aversion to food.
The universe decided it would bless us with 2 beautiful boys. But 2 beautiful boys who aren’t that great at sleeping. Lamb is a night Owl and would stay up until 11pm every night if we let him. And even though Bear goes to bed at a decent time, he wakes up at 11pm and again 3-4 hours later. He’s never actually slept through the night.
As you can imagine, I’m pretty tired.
So here’s how I’d enjoy a mum ‘night off’…
First of all I’d send my other half and the boys to my in-laws for a fun-filled sleepover. They love doing this anyway so they won’t feel rejected by mum – promise! Depending on what time they leave I’d probably do a quick tidy up downstairs so I’m not relaxing in clutter.
Although I’m following the Weight Watchers plan, I do allow myself a take-away every now and then using my weekly points, so this will definitely be part of my night off. I absolutely Love Thai food, so this would be choice for the evening. Pad thai, massaman curry, sticky rice and satay screwers…
I’d sign into my Hayu account and binge watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but only if Love Island isn’t on the TV!
I’m always on the hunt for nice womens pyjamas so would definitely make sure I treat myself to a new pair for my cosy night in. Maybe even some fluffy slippers too!
I would of course end the eying with a hot bubble bath and make actually read a book for once! Or just a gossip magazine… depends how intellectual I’m feel that night! 😉
The night would conclude with our freshly made kingsize bed to myself, and I’d fall asleep watching my friends boxset.
Not to arrange this said ‘night off’!
How would you enjoy a mum/dad night off?
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