Naturally, when I got to the hospital to pick up the ER pager for the 6pm to 6am shift for New Year’s, handfuls of people streamed in for psych emergencies.
So I missed New Year’s with the kids, though I made it home (at least for now) in time for date night with Nathan. I am grateful for that time together, but was sad to miss the kids. Nathan took video for me, though, and it made me laugh so hard!
Since I was gone, and we didn’t know for how long, and our kids are too little to really stay up, Nathan improvised.
He grilled them burgers for dinner, watched the netflix countdown for kids, and made them jump on bubble wrap for fireworks!
It was so funny! They loved it!
Now Nathan and I have a sweet date planned, for as long as we can get away with it. Tomorrow Nathan’s parents are keeping the younger three in the morning, and the older three in the afternoon. That will be fun for everyone, though Nathan and I will be nice and not send the noisemakers we saved from last year for when the kids wake up in the morning!