As a mother of two, I find it rare to have an entire night, with part of the next morning off. Let's face it, 34 is not old, but for a mom of two, 34 is old when they want to wake up every morning by 6:30. Mommy and daddy don't always get a lot or any date nights, let alone date nights with friends where we can relax and hang out because sunrise is not beckoning us.
This weekend, for the first time ever, and first time this year, my kiddos stayed with their nana. Totally a different story as to why there. Maybe for another day. They were super excited, but literally would not let me leave once we reached Nana's. After prying them off and promising to pick them up at breakfast time the next morning, we were off to our adventure. This is a yearly or bi-yearly event, time to make the most of it right? Hahaha, we went home to sit in silence for the first hour or so and say how much we missed the hooligans!
In our town, Jerseyville, three new hotspots have popped up and they were on our agenda for the evening. We hit the new local Seafood and Steakhouse, Chopped, how's that for a badass name? We proceeded to walk across the street to the next bar, George's Tavern, where we found ourselves served quickly and with delicious combos- A New York Minute, yes, try it! We stayed until the crowd became a bit too loud and headed to the newest bar in town, Proof.
Proof absolutely blew my mind. The inside was designed in such a way that I never once felt like I was sitting in bar in the middle of our town. For that evening, my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy ourselves, talk to fly-by's whom are children go to school with and people watch.
I think mommy needs to do that more often!!!