For us this is a bit of a retro ordinary moment. Just over 4 years ago we moved into our dream house, in a gorgeous little village, pretty much equidistant between two lovely pubs. One is 1 min 13 seconds walk away (believe me, I’ve timed it!), the other only an additional 30 seconds.
In our pre O days we would often pop to one of the pubs for a drink afterwork or a quick one after dinner. With a small child this became a thing of the past. Going out past 6pm is a luxury we’ve only just started to enjoy again now that he’s getting a little bit older, and even now it’s hardly the most relaxing of events!
On Wednesday night O was having a sleepover at nana’s, and we had planned a night out in town. After a late flight back from London for hubby, we opted for a night in with a takeaway instead. But whilst O was away we took the chance to go for a drink, whilst we were waiting for food.
It was lovely having the freedom to pop to the pub, something we once took for granted but now felt like such a luxury. After a Guinness and G&T we headed off to pick up the takeaway and had a lazy night in front of the tele. It didn’t matter how loud the TV was, or that the stair gates were open. We didn’t need to go into panic mode if one of the dogs started barking, and the baby monitor stayed safely on it’s charger for the night!
The whole evening was a repeat of one we used to do so often before we became parents, when we had no one else to worry about. For one night only, it was so special to relive it!