I do love Daddy-Babysitting nights
Now, I KNOW I will get shouted at for suggesting that looking after your own kids is ‘babysitting’ because it implies it isn’t a Dad’s role (which it is).
It is just as much “Daddy Babysitting Night” as “Date Night” is a special night out, yet still a lovely evening spent with your loving wife or partner. It is an excuse for different behaviour, occasionally.
In this case, on the rare occasion my hard-working wife chooses to go out with her friends without me is an excuse to have fun on stuff I care about … so …
I usually buy something interesting from the butcher (the fantastic The Butchery in SE23), crack open a bottle of wine I’m not sure my wife would appreciate as much as me, and a Sci-Fi or Action movie on the TV. Wonderful! And much cheaper than heading out to do the same and having to pay someone else to babysit.
- A slice of heavenly Ribeye, with new potatoes and a side of mushrooms, zucchini and sugar snaps
- A bottle of delicious Corvina, from Cesari, the 2009 Jema
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on the TV
Wine sometimes needs on occasion, this is as good as any.