Recently my husband Mike, and I had a very honest conversation with each other about getting a life, again. We have been stuck in this prison of a home because of how difficult it can be to get out with our 18-month-old twins. Our older two kids, who are almost five and 6-years-old, are a piece of cake, but our twins are that age right now.
As we discussed some of the things that have been getting us down recently, Mike finally opened up about how he has felt like we have been imprisoned in our own home. He actually gestured to the room we were sitting in, (our family room), and said, “I am so sick of this room! All we do is spend all of our time in here. In fact, if this room were a person, I’d murder it!” Okay, the last part made me laugh a little.
But he was totally right. I was avoiding the stress of going out with our twins so much that I had been forcing our family to spend all of our time in that one room without really realizing how depressing that was for the rest of our family. After that conversation I made the decision to get us out of the house more on the weekends.
So, this past Saturday we ventured into Toronto, (which is about 30 minutes from us), and took all four of our kids to the Ontario Science Centre. Luckily my sister and her boyfriend, who live in Toronto, met us there and helped out with the kids.We spent the entire day there. I was exhausted, but everyone had a great time. We threw naps out the window and reclined our stroller so that Mia and Everly could take little naps.I mostly enjoyed watching Holden, Beau and Mike explore, learn and have fun. All three loved breaking free from our prison and doing something they loved for once.I have noticed, in the days that have followed, that Mike has been in a much better mood. I guess getting out, despite the stress and exhaustion is worth it.
Time to plan our outing for next weekend!