Is It Bad I Did Not Miss My Kid?

Since I have become a dad I have not had a whole lot of time to myself. When I do I don’t take it for granted. It’s not everyday I get to have a night out without having to worry about another human being. Please don’t think I am the horrible parent. I don’t look at it like I am a bad parent, but as a parent trying to survive. Last night I was lucky enough to have a night in the middle of the week kid free.

ThorMy dad and I went to see a movie at our local theater. They run a special on Tuesdays where every movie and every time is only $5.00. A great deal right? So we embraced our inner nerd and went to see Thor: The Dark World. After having our minds blown, we went next door to our local bar and ate burgers and drank beer as we finished watching the Michigan State and Kentucky basketball game. It was awesome to spend some time with my dad yelling at the TV and feeding my face.

I have a confession to make. I did not miss my kid. Why you ask? It’s because how amazing it was to be able to eat a meal without having a little person growling at you,  playing a rather exhausting game of pick up the toy or cup when I drop it on the floor, or worrying about my little one being a daredevil and jumping out of her high chair. Yes, it was amazing to have a night off from being a dad and to be a man again. Lets face it, I look a whole lot better without rocking my pink diaper bag.  It was also nice not to have to do the “car seat dance” and to leave the bar knowing that I don’t have wet baby Cheetos or dried puffs stuck to my shirt. Since these nights of being kid free are rare, I have already started planning my next night off.

I have another confession: After getting home and falling asleep, my daughter woke me up around 4:30 this morning ready to eat. I instantly shifted back into “dad mode” and made a bottle and fed her. After I fed her I held her in my arms while she fell asleep on my shoulder. Then I kissed her head,  placed her back in her bed and cover her up. Call me a softy but that little girl is the sweetest thing. Although, I did not miss her last night, it was still good to see her face this morning.

A Weekend Of Endless Possibilites!

Well the weekend is finally upon us and I could not be more excited! There is something about having a few days to unwind and being free to do whatever you want that is just amazing. The only thing is that I have no clue what I am going to do this weekend. It’s really hard sometimes to come up with things to do but fear not my friends, I have come up with a list of amazing things that could be done this weekend.

1. Clean the house

2. Go see the new Thor movie

3. Take a day trip to the mountains

4. Watch football

5. Get a butterbeer from Starbucks (If you don’t believe me click here.).

6. Take wife on a date

7. Start Christmas shopping

8. Go grocery shopping

9. Catch up on DVR shows

10.  Visit family

So now I have a list of things that I could do this weekend. I might not do most of this but its nice to know I have options. What are your plans this weekend?

My Night With The Avengers

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Well I finally saw Marvel’s The Avengers last night and I must say it was a very fun evening. I forgotten how crazy a movie theater could get!

Brittney and I arrived and met our friends Andy and Melissa for dinner and drinks and then headed over to the theater and I have to say I got my $10 worth.

 
There was tons of people there and there was even a group of workers dress for the occasion! Waiting in the lobby to get in the movie was just as fun as the movie itself.

 
I kept tweeting pictures (@tylerfun) as they let us pose with them. Finally the doors opened and we were ready to see this thing.

 
The movie theater was packed. I am glad we got there early cause we would not have been able to sit together if we were late. When the movie started the packed theater got silent and the real fun started.

 
The movie was awesome. It was everything I hoped and knew it was going to be. Brittney even liked it and she has never seen any of the other movies besides Iron Man. It had so much action in it and it also had moments that were quite funny. If you have not seen it yet then do yourself a favor and get to the theater. I give it a well deserved A