Monday, June 16, 2008

Am I the only one?

So Ed and I feel like we are asking for babysitters ALL the time! One of the NON-perks of living away from family! Why don't any of you ask us to babysit? Do you all already have family or babysitters readily available to you? Are we the only ones that need a little break out of the house? Is it that we aren't flexible enough with Sarah's schedule? There are just some places that are not kid friendly. (Especially in CA. i.e. restaurants, etc.) Tell me, friends near and far, tell me you leave your babes too.

12 comments:

Jenn and Seth Phillips said...

K I know I have posted on every single one of your posts but I can't help it, so just to answer your question for sure we get babysitters all the time, especially now that it's summer time and there are alot of events that we can't take Cohen to

Molly said...

I don't have an answer for you, but I think it's healthy that you guys get out a lot! Especially for Sarah. That way she's less likely to be a clingy kid who won't go to anyone but mom, right?

Kira said...

We were whimps to leave Jax until we moved here where I have a nice group of friends who insist I go out on girls' nights and dates with my hubby. I hate to admit that I have only left Tanner once with a babysitter and only a handful of times with family. So good for you guys! I think it's great and you definitely need the break. :)

whitney said...

yes, we probably get on average at least one babysitter a week. it's a must for our sanity. :) i think that i never call you for babysitting because i feel bad about you and ed being apart on a weekend night so that you can come sit at our house. i usually hire girls in the ward or take them over to lindsay drummond's house because my boys have fun playing with her boys.

Heather said...

We do get babysitters....but then again we have a lot of family really close by. It's a must for your relationship! And what the awesome Ed!! That sounds like it was AMAZING! How fun and thoughtful - WAY TO GO ED! I am SOOOOO jealous :) Glad you could do that and I love the shoes!

ryan, maren and leah said...

nope. actually, you are the ONLY parents in the world who ever leave their child. kind of rude, i think. it's like you don't love her or something.

um...no...we don't get out as much as we should, but we usually switch with the McPhie's because they're super close and our children are in love or the Smith's (they're family...they have to). leah can sleep anywhere.

but...we still need to have just girls get out while the boys watch the kiddos.

Julia said...

um, you have a FABULOUS baby sitter in north carolina ..................... aw. we miss you. :)

Brock and Jennie said...

We leave our babies all the time! Luckily for us though, we have family so close that it is very easy to do so. Unfortunately though, lately Nixon won't take a bottle, so I can only leave him for a couple of hours at a time.

Jackson said...

I just told jacks, save some time for me, we have to plan nights to get out, because they don't happen enough. That night looks so much fun!!

The Bryner Bunch said...

You're not the only one, but we try to limit it because it can get $$$ paying those little girls who get WAY over paid!!! Baby-free time is important for your relationship and sanity no matter how much you love your little one:)

The Bonham Family said...

Lindz- Im guilty not only do we have 90% of our family around so it's a bit easier because #1 they don't charge but I feel like if me and James don't do our Friday night date night then I tend to be a bit mean! So I say make sure you have that family quality time but you need to just have one on one time too! And just to keep you sanity. Sometimes we even just leave to go on a drive up the canyon!

Alisha & Coors said...

I think it is great that you do that because I'm honestly TERRIBLE at doing this. I don't know what my problem is, but we end up taking Matix everywhere. Dinner, Movies......EVERYWHERE!! Corey and I definitely need some more alone time. So thank you for posting this because it just reminds me that I need to make some plans!!