An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Mommy Monday: Getting Out!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mommy Monday: Getting Out!

This past weekend marked a first for us as a family: We got out of the house every single day! All of us together, not a baby-hand off situation while the other went and did something.

I know that seems crazy, but if you've ever had a newborn, you understand. It's a production to leave home-base. You need to pack up a lot of stuff, and pack up the baby, and pack up yourself, and time it right in between feedings to {attempt to} avoid meltdowns. Basically, it's a huge amount of effort for something that might end up to be more stressful than it's worth.

So, you end up hanging in. A lot. And you develop cabin fever.

Well, cabin fever struck me this past weekend. I've had enough of the view from my couch. I'm tired of reading about all the cool things going on this summer that we're missing out on. So we packed up little Henry and got OUT.

Friday we went to a seafood joint (I don't even remember the name) for shrimp and grits and po'boys. Of course we went early so that we could be home and to get the baby ready for bed by 7:30. The funny thing is, the restaurant was full of other couples doing the same thing with their babies! Six o'clock supper is apparently baby hour at even non-family style restaurants. Someone should have told me, I'd have joined this party weeks ago!

Saturday was insanely cool here in Dallas. Like, only 80 degrees - sweater weather! So we headed downtown to a park where there's tons of food trucks, kids playing, a bar, and tables set up. It was great to walk around in the cool air with some adult beverages and people watch! We did fail to bring a bottle, which made for a loud car ride home. Note to self: ALWAYS pack a bottle. Always.

Then on Sunday, we continued our trend by going to the Dallas farmer's market. I thought this could be a bad situation with a stroller and the crowds, but Dallas is a strange place. Nobody does anything until noon on Sunday. We got to the market around 10am, so not only did we get a great parking spot, we were able to navigate the stroller through the stands without a problem. Plus, the storage under the stroller came in super handy for all the fruits and veggies we picked up!

The thing about becoming new parents is that you have to learn the routine of the "leave the house production." After you get it down, it's not too hard to get out! The faster you start to get out of the house, the quicker you regain your sanity. Now... If only this cool spell would last all summer, we'd be able to get out every weekend!


  1. Good for you! It's good to get out of the house. The weather was AMAZING Saturday. It's crazy that we are getting this weather... in July... in TEXAS. Oh well. Keep it coming!

    1. Right?! We couldn't believe it either. If you live TX and didn't get out this weekend, you're insane!

  2. Hi Paige! My name is Kendall, I am from Simply Kendall Rose, I nominated you for something called the Liebster award. It's an award that bloggers pass on to each other to get to know each other better. You can check it out at
    I love the Dallas Farmer's Market, I just wrote a post on it. It's so beautiful- love the pictures!

    1. Hi Kendall! What fun - thanks for including me! I'm currently drafting my Liebster Award :)