Wherefore, in recognition that AJ “Joygirl” Wetzel was adopted unto this family in July 2007, fully two years plus two months prior to this date in 2009, and in acknowledgment of said child’s mother’s faithful presence as she slept each and every night from that day hence, I hereby release her into the loving and more patient arms of her maternal grandparents for the duration of the overnight period and do boldly and with great thanksgiving declare September 8, 2009, my first and most joyous parental FREEDOM NIGHT.
Wendy M. Wetzel, Mayor of Crazymomneedsabreakville
Yep, our daughter is spending the night without me for the first time ever. I have not been apart from her one. single. night. In over two years.
No wonder I am insane!
Aaron has gone on trips and been away from her, but I’ve never gone anywhere without her/them, and it never worked out for us to both leave her. You just can’t really do that when you don’t have family nearby, especially if your friends aren’t really kid-equipped. She was put to bed by babysitters only a few times too.
Two years is a lot of bedtimes and breakfasts. What will I do with my uninterrupted 8:00 p.m. and a.m. hours? (Uh, don’t worry. I’ll think of something.)
Today after the Joygirl skipped off with Grandma, Aaron came home and then left again and kind of slammed the door on his way out. I thought, “Shhhhhhhh!” . . . then, “Oh yeah—she’s not sleeping—she’s not here!” Perhaps we will stay up late playing profanity-laced music at high volume and then have cookies and ice cream for breakfast. Just because we can.
Freedom Night, baby. God bless America—and the grandparents.