in our almost 10 years of marriage we've only gone on fewer than 5 dates. for many of the years of having young kids we lived far away from family and we didn't have any friends that had kids. so we never had babysitters. i've struggled to juggle working from home while my kids were underfoot.
so we decided to get a babysitter. in a word.....awesome. i almost panicked when she came over the first time. i thought "i totally have to be productive since i'm paying someone to play with my children." it was glorious. i was productive. i consolidated the tv remotes so we only need one remote to turn the channel or turn up the volume. i made 3 repeat patterns. i answered emails. i worked on my blog. i took photos. i painted a little. kind. of. amazing.