One of my new year's resolutions was to to hire babysitters more often and since I was lucky enough to find an excellent new babysitter I have been able to really stick to that resolution. For the summer while Rob is working all kinds of crazy hours every day I have hired my excellent new babysitter to pick Zoe up at the camp bus stop 2 afternoons a week and spend the evening with her. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with those evenings, but so far I have managed to have plans to go out every night the babysitter comes. My nights out have included:
Book club (The book was The River King by Alice Hoffman)
Bunco at my sister-in-law's
Seeing Damn Yankees at the NY City Center -- on the night of the MLB All-star game ironically
Eating dinner with former co-workers at Cheesecake Factory
I've been out late and having so much fun that I am starting to feel guilty! OK, only a little guilty -- I do pay the babysitter after all. Anyway excellent new babysitter is on vacation all next week so I will be on duty every night and I will have to curb my partying ways.