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Day 288: Stepping Stones

Friday was a big day for us, despite my throat feeling like I was constantly swallowing glass shards.

I've recently discovered a stay-at-home mom's dream, which is a great play center open a few times during the week. It's in the basement of a Lutheran church near our school. We checked it out for the first time Wednesday, and the director mentioned that they have date night/kids night out about once a month and that it was coming up!

The little guys loved the play center and talked it up to #1. Like WAY up. So I signed us up for date night, where we pay a very reasonable amount and can drop the kids off for playing, snacks, movies, and their favorite, BIKES AND TRIKES (that's them shouting it, which they did for about a half hour before we dropped them off). A couple of years ago I thought I'd never be able to see the day, since the brood of introverts didn't even like stopping at a park if there were other kids present.

Well, they marched right in and hit up one of the 4 big play rooms. We went to a nice restaurant, enjoyed adult conversation and adult beverages, and got to watch some baseball. We stepped outside our comfort zone and introduced ourselves to a couple we saw dropping their boys off at the center. Then we stopped at Hugo's for sausage and Epsom salt, which is what you do on date night if you've been married for 11 years. Whatever. We didn't have to buckle any car seats or wipe anyone's face or cut anyone's meat. I enjoyed my smoked salmon and Miller Lite immensely.

Thank you, Stepping Stones Family Play Center. Whoop!

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  1. Yay!! I'm glad you got a day out. I'm in deparate need of one but with hunting season in full swing, my spouse prefers to be with #1 over me. *Sigh* I am reading backwards as I am testing again today....probably won't get to where I left off...but testing again in a couple weeks. :)

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  2. Yay!! I'm glad you got a day out. I'm in deparate need of one but with hunting season in full swing, my spouse prefers to be with #1 over me. *Sigh* I am reading backwards as I am testing again today....probably won't get to where I left off...but testing again in a couple weeks. :)

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