Brianna Gail Evans
A Weekend Day Date
Happy Saturday Lovies!!
Aaron and I are on the road to my favorite little place, Florence, AL. We are having a little day date away to spend time together just the two of us!
When we get there, first stop is FOOD! We are going to Rosies Cantina upon Aaron’s request. He’s said he NEEDS a mambo taxi! Ha! I guess he needs it to sit through my sweet tattoo session this afternoon!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to say to other parents that its okay to take time away for you and your partner to focus on your relationship. Leave the kiddos and do something with just you and your partner. For Aaron and I, it’s highly important and that is something that has taken me a solid year and a few long talks to realize. Mine and Aaron’s marriage directly impacts Brax and it directly impacts the way we are able to parent him together. There’s no reason to carry guilt about it.
Not only do I believe that it’s healthy for Aaron and I to really focus on our marriage, I also believe it is healthy for Braxs development to spend time with other humans other than his parents. I 100% believe that the more Brax is able to be comfortable around others and staying with others, the more independent he will be as he grows. Because here’s the thing...I cannot guarantee Braxon Reese that I will always be here for him. No one is promised even our next breath. So in my eyes I see it as a disservice to Brax if I raise him to be solely dependent on me. If you disagree with me, that’s okay. We can agree to disagree and still be friends :) I’m just saying, this is what is working for us and our family and I wanted to share what I’ve learned very recently with someone who may be on the struggle bus in their relationship. I sure know I’m thankful for the people in my life that have really helped me realize the same thing!!
If you read this far, I want to challenge you in the month of September. Leave the kids and go on a day date. It doesn’t have to be overnight. Just take a few hours and leave your kids with a grandparent, a friends, someone you really really trust. I promise, it’s never going to get any easier at any age! Do it now!!
Thanks for reading, friend!
XX - Bri