So we have put ourselves in a hard spot. We put LO down every night between 6:30 and 7:00. He is usually out by 7. We have a great routine. The problem is, we are stuck with this every night which means we don't do ANYTHING any night ever. It hasn't bothered me at all until recently. We've had so many birthdays and dinners that either we don't go, or usually, I stay home and DH goes so that at least he's there for his family events. So his moms fianc is throwing a surprise birthday dinner this Friday at 7pm. What the hell do we do?! I can guarantee a major meltdown and to top it off, it's a nice restaurant. So do we punish ourselves and not go, or punish just me and DH goes? Do we go, end up with a major meltdown and have to leave like right away. Oh and it's a 35 minute drive as well. If we risk it I can't imagine what the rest of our night will be like.
But it's so hard because I want him to be flexible. We can't be shut ins forever or we will go nuts. Oh, and to state the obvious, we clearly have no babysitter.