How Do You Get Out Without Going Out of Your Mind?

Last night I went to a MOMs meeting in Saint Paul.  (Incidentally, I wish I had gone much, much earlier than this.  I learned of these groups when I was pregnant, but things were just winding down for their summer break, and I was too stubborn/shy/physically uncomfortable to do much about it.  Now I know that if I HAD, they would’ve been a huge help.  Live and learn.)

As much as I enjoyed the meeting, though, I always return from these kinds of outings wondering if it’s worth the disruption to the norm at our house.  When I got back, the Jellyman had just gotten Orange to sleep after two hours of crying.  Today, I am tired and Raisin is acting up.

What do you do?  I know the Jellyman and I need time to ourselves and time as a couple, and I believe that our family needs to do special things like go to the zoo or visit relatives.  I won’t give those things up, because they keep me sane and broadens my children’s horizons (and yes, today those are in order of importance).

I do try to minimize the impact to the regular routine — last night, for example, Apple and Orange were asleep before I left, and Raisin was taking a bath.  I thought it’d be ok.

Anybody feel like sharing how you deal with special-occasion virtual hangovers?


About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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3 Responses to How Do You Get Out Without Going Out of Your Mind?

  1. Grandma says:

    Grape? Is this where you get to tell Sarah that Grandma had to call you home from a movie :/

  2. If you can figure it out, please share it with the rest of us.

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