Life with kids certainly changes once you have a child old enough (and responsible enough) to babysit your other children.
"Freedom" (within reason) is the word that comes to my mind.
Freedom from having to pack up all the kids when running to a dance lesson, music lesson, and my personal favorite new-found freedom: Not having to take small children to the grocery store.
So, over time, the Mister and I have fallen into the habit of doing our family grocery shopping on a weekend morning.
We like to think of it as a sort of Date Night, only it's in the morning.
At the grocery store.
And no wine is involved.
Which, wow, when I write all that down, it sounds like that pretty much sucks. But it doesn't. We grab a coffee on the way there, we take our time perusing items in the asian and health food aisles, and we rarely, if ever, have to scold each other about being careful around a tottering display of glass pickle jars.
I bet you're jealous of our totally exotic lifestyle, no?
And the coolest thing of all is that we never have to worry or wonder what our darling children are up to whilst we toil away at the grocers, because there is always evidence upon our homecoming.
Miss Hatfield rounds them all up, Atticus helps choreograph, and a different music video is shot every weekend, courtesy of Hatfield's iPad skills.
Exhibit A, for you viewing pleasure.