My vacation with my husband this week has reminded me again just how great childfree travel is. To remind all of you the same, here is a list of just a few things we have done together this week -- all of which would have been impossible with small children.
-Enjoyed long and lazy afternoons in the backyard at our vacation cottage, catching up on our reading.
-Went wine tasting on several days of the week, often stopping to have a glass outside at a particularly pretty vineyard.
-Went to a nighttime outdoor screening of the Audrey Hepburn classic "Sabrina," complete with picnic of wine and cheese.
-Had a quiet dinner at a nice Italian restaurant on the water, at a table out on the deck.
-Visited the bar at our favorite bistro for several cocktails, some Olympics-watching, and a chat with the bartender.
-Had a couple of beers together at 10 PM in the hot tub at the cottage. (I won't say whether or not we opted for bathing suits.)
-Went for an 8-mile canoe trip up the Peconic in a two-person boat, stopping for ice cream at the end.
-Grilled an intimate dinner for two out on the deck at the cottage.
This is the most relaxing week I've had in ages and I don't even want to imagine how it would be transformed if we had a child or three we had to focus on instead of one another.
I actually had a dream last night that we had two children. I told my husband about it when I woke up. He shuddered and said, "Ugh, bad dream."