A firm believer in the benefits of taking time for myself and enjoying the company of wonderful women, I make room for a weekly outing with girlfriends.
Mother's guilt aside, there is a small price to pay for leaving the boys with their dad:
Burglars will enter the kid's room and practically empty all drawers. They may even leave a dirty diaper on the floor (see foot of the bed) or take off the mobile from the crib and put it on Luca's bed. Wait! Where is Luca? Did they take him?
They may also, just for the heck of it, leave the wipes box open and most diapers on the tray will magically disapear!
Fortunately, you will find that Luca was not taken after all. He's just sleeping in your bed with a bucket full of toys which will poke you in the back at different times during the night. And Andre... well, he's sleeping quietly after having enjoyed a long snuggle with dad.
And all the stuff on the floor (your should see the family room) is just a gentle reminder that a girls night out has a small price to pay - a little clean up afterwards.