Fellow parents, a word of advice.
Do not, under any circumstances, have a phone chat with your partner the day before a much-needed date getaway that you’ve been waiting on for two months, and for goodness’ sake, don’t elaborate upon how much you need it.
Even more important, absolutely do not say (flippantly) something to the effect of, “Something will happen between now and then – a kid will start throwing up or something…”
Guess how many of our kids started ralphing between last night and this morning?
I’ll give you a hint – it’s not just one.
Fortunately, my inlaws are amazing and kept the kids anyway, so we were able to go on our date. We went to World of Beer at Easton, first, and the bartender tells me about the three types of mead they have on tap. She asked, “Do you just want me to bring out samples of all of them?”
When is the answer to that ever “No” ?
Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope yours didn’t involve any barfing.
Featured image from Brigitte Tohm.