having an important phone conversation without your children behaving like screaming barnacles……
Charlie Sheen acting like a respectable human……
laughing, sneezing, running or coughing without an “accident”…….
being treated with respect at the DMV or Social Security administration…….
Jason and Elizabeth hanging out with friends…….
I know this one! I know this one!! Things that don’t happen often enough!
(ding, ding, ding–cue confetti!)
Let’s face it–once you have kids, finding time to hang out with friends as a couple (minus kids) is hard!!!! On the rare chances when you are lucky enough to have a sitter, you kind of want to do a date night. The days of just having other adults over for a relaxing, fun evening are so over, and that is hard. But last weekend, we defied all odds and got the chance to do just that.
Our friends, Rusty and John, were in town and stayed at our house for a night. You have to love it when your childless friends will sit down and eat dinner with your family, and wait patiently for the actual fun to begin as you go about the kids’ bedtime routine. Even better is when they help with the routine–and Isaac specifically chose John to read him his bedtime books.
Once we got the kids settled, we headed outside to the fire pit and made some s’mores. (Spell check is really wanting to make that sycamores, which for some reason is amusing me right now. Probably just your normal mom-delirium.). Never mind that the tornado sirens were going off like crazy–and if we HADN’T known that bad weather was in the area, never fear, because John’s mom was texting him from New Jersey where she was keeping an eye on the weather for all of us. We really were lucky because the storms stayed north of us and it didn’t even rain until we came inside for the night.
At one point, I jumped up to get the camera (or did I order Jason to do that? Who can really remember? It’s all a blur.) citing that I was a blogger, and must document these moments. It became the running joke of the evening, which to me is a marker of how fun an event really is. Remember the ham jokes of Thanksgiving 2010? The jokes alone indicate it was a successful holiday.
So since I am a blogger, and I did document the moments, I shall now share my photographs. Because I blog. Therefore I am.
So there you have it. An evening with friends (and a dog who was terrified of the tornado siren). As for Rusty and John, you will now live in infamy because you have been featured on my amazingly popular blog. Oh wait, I didn’t tell you?
I’m a blogger!!!!