Looking Forward

@rosie230 (1699)
July 9, 2010 4:33pm CST
Being a Mum to two gorgeous boys, I do not have the time or the chance to go out very much, my parents are the babysitters usually, but I don't like to ask them a lot, because they still work, and they need their time alone too. But... my boyfriend asked me last night, if I fancied going out for a meal somewhere in a couple of weeks (yes I know, we plan ahead lol)... anyway, I am so excited, sounds pathetic I know, but I am, because as I say I can't go out often... I shall ask my Mum and Dad if they would look after my two kids for the evening, so I can go out and enjoy some quality time alone with my boyfriend, which after the last few months I really do need. But, because I do not get the chance to go out, I have decided that I really want to dress myself up for the occasion, so I am going in search of a nice dress to wear, and some new make-up. How about you guys... do you often get to go out, and do you like to make the most of it?
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@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jul 10
hi rosie oh y es I also do not get to go out often so make the most of it when I do. being stuck here in a retirement home is a home of sorts but I lack the total freedom of setting my own sleep hours and of what I have to eat as I am used to buying my own food and cooking it too. at 83 I am still intelligent and can jolly well do for myself so am only in here as we did not know what else to do.but as I tried to tell a very tiresome newcomer to our table it sure beats the hell out of being on the street and looking for a homeless shelter for the night. contrary to some dogooders who think there are millions of homeless shelters they need to come see for themselves, there are only a few and they turn a way a lot more than they can take in.We have a shopping trip each week and I am looking forward to going this coming Wednesday as my name is on the list for sure this time. my son has finally got a job after months of being jobless so that is so good.
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@rosie230 (1699)
9 Jul 10
Hi Hatley... I think it does us all good to get out and about to enjoy ourselves sometimes. I know that I am going to make the most of it when I go out. We have had some awful times over the last few months, and to be honest going out on our own without having to worry about the kids, is all I need to enjoy myself, and enjoy some much needed quality time with Mo. You are an exceptional woman for 83!!! Most people I know of that age don't even know how to use a computer, but you are amazing, I actually admire you, I just hope that if I make it to your age, I advance with technology like your good self, and I will remember you!! So what happens now that your son has a job? Does this mean that you may soon be able to move out of your home, or are you planning on staying where you are? I am very pleased for your son... we are struggling with money a lot at the moment, we are not due our dole money for a couple more weeks that we are owed, but a new taxi has been bought, so Ashley (the one with that car fire), should be going back to work next week, once the car is set to go to work! I can't wait, I hate having to struggle like this, and this signing on the dole, has seemed to cause us more problems than it has actually helped us... typical huh?
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Jul 10
Oh Rosie, that sounds lovely, I love eating out and like you say you two need somequality time together, I rarely go out as I have a young son and no family at all nearby but I am going out at the end of the month with a cose frined of mine and my sons father is having him overnight for the first time in about three years and also the same friend is coming over to look after my son whilst I go to a rock abd bike festival the following week with friends and also the crowd from work. I will take my son during the day but don't want him at the evening event. One I wil be dressing up for and the other putting my leathers on for lol. The last time I went out prior to these events was Easter. You have a wonderful time, I am sure we will here about it anyway. You deserve a break eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Jul 10
You need me time too though Rosie, you go all out girl, dress to impress. I don't know what catalogues you use but Grattan are giving away free lip gloses with ay order at moment and Empire a teddy bear and blanket. I got a great dress brand new at a bargain price on Ebay and Peacocks, know it is a chepy shop havea sale starting Sunday asa mate works there and they have some lovely dress at moment too and very reasonably priced. Most of relasand have a good time knowing kids are fine at home with your parents :)
@jasmeena (850)
• Indonesia
10 Jul 10
Wow, awesome!!How old are your wonderful sons?Do you also work or stay at home mom?If you can`t go out, at least when your sons are sleeping, you can do anything that makes you feel relax, have manicure/pedicure, just rest a little bit at home. IT is OK to ask for your parents`help, as long as they don`t feel burdened. At least once a month you must have me-time, a time for yourself
@rosie230 (1699)
10 Jul 10
It's probably more once every 3-6 months lol... I am a stay at home mum, and have a 9 year old and a 1 and 1/2 year old, between them they keep me ultra busy as you can imagine, especially the youngest, I think he is at the terrible 2's already cos he is into absolutely everything lol... I don't mind really the way I see it, when they are older and dont need me as much I will probably feel pretty lost, so it's nice to make the most of it hehe
9 Jul 10
I love it when Im going out for a special reason, I dont go out that much, there is no reason for it except working different shifts and having to get up early in the mornings, so I get excited when there is a time when I can go out. Its great fun to go out and buy new clothes! And go to the make-up counters where they can try some new make-up on you, I love doing that! Hope they agree and you get to have a great time with your boyfriend!
@rosie230 (1699)
9 Jul 10
I am sure they will... as most grandparents do they love their grandchildren. I am looking forward to being a single girl for the night lol, sounds lame, but really I am excited. We havn't really had any us time for a long time, so it's going to be nice just to relax and talk, how we used to. So yeah for my single girl image out on a date with her boyfriend I really want to get dressed up, new clothes and make-up, and some sweet smelling perfume... thats me happy
@de_toya (2433)
• Indonesia
12 Jul 10
I have two children. My son is 4 years old and my daughter is a year old. I go out rarely. Same with you, my parents are our baby sitter for my second child. We don't want they keep an eye to our children to much. When we go out in the afternoon, we always bring our son together. We never went out in the night. We never celebrate our anniversary both. We just celebrate our children birth days in simple way and not to go out in the evening.
@dfhonline (130)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
Hah! 2 times in 2 years! Those are the only times I can get out with out my kid with me. Instead of going out, me and my husband settle on watching movies on his laptop as our bonding time. :(
• China
10 Jul 10
Sometimes I go out with my friends too , but not often . Because I have many work to do . And I must learn more knowledge for my future work . Therefore I have less time to go out or relax myself .But I donot care about it .
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
Hi, Rosie. We are almost in the same boat. I have kids and I don't have a helper to assist me looking after them. In a nutshell, I don't go out as much as I wanted to. though there were times my husband would invite me to go out to eat out or just spend the day somewhere for a change of environment but sometimes I'd refuse because it doesn't mean I'll be able to enjoy but rather I'll end up more tired from babysitting the girls than when I am babysitting them at home. But, I dso look forward to that day when I can go out and have that "me" time without tykes clinging on to me.:-) And, if that time comes, i'll dress for the occasion, too.;-) Goodluck, dear. I hope you will have a blast.;-)
@thanks1961 (7042)
• India
10 Jul 10
In fact I just can't imaging the way you talked about. You are saing that your boyfriend is calling for a meals for a couple of weeks. And you are trying to keep your kids with yoru parants. Why didn't you say that hour husband instaed of boyfrined? Didn't you got married with this guy? If you are going for lunch and dinner, why cant't you carry your kids alongwith? Is it will be a burden to your boyfriend? I don't think anyting logic in this. Unless you really wished for it. However, it is your country and your way of life, which in turn for me looks something differnet. May be I am not matured enough to convince all these. Some time earlier you said various other alternatives also. For a dress, why should you much bother about. It is upto you. Any way you need to make your boyfrined more happy for 2 weeks. Best of luck and let me pray for your little kids for some time. Regards, Thank-s
• Spain
10 Jul 10
of course every one needs a break