Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Toddler Free Day

Today Hunter spent the day out of the house without us! Heather (check out her blog here) has started running a bit of a dayhome for kids and Hunter hung out over there today as a favour returned. Last week I took Heather's two little girls for part of the day. Oh my gosh girls are so much different! Much less destructive, or perhaps they were just on their best behaviour when they were here.

Cavan and I were on our own from 10:30 this morning until almost 5 this evening. The house was so quiet! I would love to say that I was incredibly productive and cleaned the house from top to bottom, but that just isn't the case. Instead, I spent most of the day in my comfy reclining/rocking chair as I fed and rocked my sick baby. I went through a lot of season 3 of Heroes and reading of some blogs I was behind on.

Cavan enjoyed playing with Hunter's toys without being pushed over, but his face just lit up when he saw his big brother heading up the stairs. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with Cavan without being pulled in twenty other directions today. Usually by 5pm I am exhausted and Hunter has me at my wits end. Tonight I was greeted with a big hug and tales of fun at Heather's house.

I am now hoping that Hunter can head over there once a week or so. It is good for him to get some interaction with others without mom there, and it is just as good for Cavan to have some undivided attention from mom. Completely worth the money and my sanity!


Ann said...

That sounds like an absolutely fabulous day for you. One you truly deserve after all your sick kid adventures. It is one of those priceless opportunities.

Tina said...

Awesome! Jealous!

Aida said...

yes, good for you and Hunter too! I am glad I am babysitting other kids in my home b/c not only the kids get someone else to play with but it seems they are better behaved! its also nice here that I have a very reliable babysitter and we've gone out way more now than we've been in the past 4 years!

Tigger said...

Since I started looking after other children, it has been great for us. Peekaboo has someone her own age to play with, and Ez gets some quality "Mommy Time" when the big girls are at Play School. I think it is good for them to start experiencing life away from Mom a little bit (and it's nice for Mom too!)