Last week Christina posted about our mom's night without the kids. We had a much needed evening of adult time, which included dinner, dessert, wine, movies, popcorn, and everything in between. However, that is not a typical weekend night for us. The majority of the time, we spend our nights and weekends with our kids. We wouldn't want it any other way, but we did have a few laughs remembering how different our previous weekend without the kids went.
This time, we still enjoyed our (cold) dinner where we were tending to one of the kids between bites. I'm pretty sure Christina ate standing up, while I had Gabriella whining at my feet because she wanted my attention on the floor with her. We also planned to talk about which bible versus we wanted to read next for the blog, but that did not happen either because the babies decided they were going to party on Saturday night instead of going to bed at their usual time, which was fine, no big deal. We let them stay up and continue to play. So we decided to rent a movie while the guys where outside in the garage watching the fight. We had been wanting to watch Adrift, so this was a great time to do that! Or so we thought HAHA. We figured once we started the movie and turned off the lights, the kids would relax and settle down. Jokes on us. It took us 3.5 hours to watch a 2 hour movie. It was (unintentionally) always something. The babies needed their diaper changed (at different times), someone was thirsty, we would stop to redirect one of the babies from doing something, then we needed snacks, or we would rewind it multiple times because we missed something or couldn't hear. Naturally, 3 out of the 4 kids fell asleep within the last 10 minutes of the movie. All we could do was laugh about it and think yes, we did enjoy last weekend without any interruptions and a 'peaceful' adult night, but we are so blessed to have these babies and all of their interruptions <3 We do need our adult nights every once in a while, but we enjoy our movie nights with the kids just as much, and we still enjoy ourselves and have great conversation... even if we did eat our dinner cold :)