Sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa's
My parents have babysat for Mia on several occasions, however; they have always taken place at our house. So this time we decided to do things a little different. I always feel bad when Mike and I arrive home late and my parents are barely awake in the living room watching TV. Yesterday my mom picked Mia up at 5pm to take her to their house where she would have dinner and then they were going to bring her to get ice cream at Dairy Queen (her favorite). She had her backpack packed with her Pj's, Mulan and Jungle Book DVD, her blankees and her toothbrush with toothpaste. She was so excited and so were we, because when we told her she was going to sleep at Grandma and Grandpa's she asked if we were coming and we told her that she was going alone. My mom called to say she was just down the street and we walked her out to the car and I looked at Mike and asked him "Are you a little sad?" he of course said "yes" and I said "So am I". Well Ms. Mia gave grandma a big hug and gave us a kiss and they were off. Mike and I looked at each other and said WOW! It was 5:15 and we were not leaving the house until 8:30pm, so we ended up getting involved in some chores that we really needed to get done around the house and realized how quick we accomplished them without Mia touching and getting in the middle of things. At 8:30 we leave the house and head down the street and Mike says "Forget going out, let's go get Mia" I laughed and said "You are nuts", I always thought I was the softy, it turns out its Mike.
We both had a great time and made an agreement to do it once a month. We slept in and picked up Mia around 10am, where she greeted Mike at the door with her PJ's and backpack on!