First night with a babysitter-The Dinner Dance

Last weekend Arthur had his first night with a babysitter (that wasn’t my mum and dad!), we had a girl that Mark teaches over to watch him for us, a pretty big deal for us all!

Once a year the school puts on a dinner dance and auction to raise money for the PTA. It’s a pretty swanky affair and the one night of the year where you will see everyone all dressed up!!  It is always held at a lovely hotel with amazing food and drink!

Last year I was VERY pregnant, I somehow managed to squeeze my giant belly into a non maternity maxi dress! (Thanks mostly to very stretchy fabric!). Anyway here’s a pic from last year



This year I wore the dress I had actually originally brought out for last year, but obviously at 8 months pregnant that was a no go!! I did promise myself I would fit into it for this years dinner dance, so I’m pleased with myself for that!!
So here we are this year!

The school makes a lot of money on the evening, the prizes for the raffles and auctions are insane….weekends at 5 star hotels, boat trips, spa treatments, dinners, wine, whiskey and chocolate hampers…all kinds of amazing things!  Unfortunately we didn’t win anything 🙁

Arthur was asleep when we left which was a huge weight off my mind. We got home just after midnight and Arthur had weirdly woken up a few minutes before (which he pretty much NEVER does) and then obviously wouldn’t go back to sleep as it wasn’t someone he really knows. He was however happy having a cuddle with her on the sofa (little monkey!!) As we walked through the door he looked very confused and got a bit upset, he then wouldn’t settle back down to sleep for around an hour. The upside of that was he slept until almost 7, this mama needed that let me tell you!!

The next day I nursed a medium sized hangover all day, which resulted in pretty rubbish mum’ing’, I of course felt pretty damn guilty about that as soon as he was in bed!!

I have to say though, despite Arthur being awake when we got home I feel really positive about the whole thing! I had a fantastic night, drank a little bit too much, ate some good food, chatted with some lovely friends and had some good quality time with Mark!  Arthur is obviously okay too, which means we can do this again some time hurrah for grown up time!!!

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