Date Night

We took all three kids plus the newborn out to eat tonight.  Burgers – nothing fancy.  It was the first time out of the house with all six of us, so that was different and took more planning than you might think.

On their way out of the restaurant, the elderly couple that had been seated next to us remarked on how cute and well behaved our kids were as we were waiting for our food.  That was nice; mommies like to hear that – more than we probably like to admit.  Of course we think they are cute too – although let’s face it, they could look like baby orangutans and we’d still think they were Gerber Babies .  And the kids were well-behaved tonight – they usually are when food is involved.

However, I am glad that sweet old couple had to leave before the noob started squawking for BOOBIEBOOBIEBOOBIE and I had to break out said boobies to appease her, the 2 year old started telling us animatedly all about how big her poopinthepotty was today, the 5 year old asked me, “Is what the hell” a bad word, and the 7 year old, who really likes ketchup, licked ketchup off his empty plate like a cat until we noticed.

10 years ago I would have thought an evening described like this was sub-par, bordering on nightmarish.  And while 10 years ago I could still fit my calves into those ridiculously hot boots at the back of the closet, I wouldn’t give up a date night like this with Mr. Lawyer and our cute and mostly well-behaved brood for the world.

Except the part where I flashed the baby’s food source at a table of teens sitting where the old folks had been.  I could probably have done without that.  But other than that?  Yep – perfect.



  1. lbwoodgate said,

    March 20, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Circumstances you never quite envision for yourself always seem less horrific when you are actually forced to deal with them. 🙂

    My hat’s off to you for handling four so well. It was a go with us with just two.

  2. amillionblogs said,

    March 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    love this. my daughter LOVES ketchup. you’re my hero.

    • March 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks for the comments! Every day is truly an adventure when you have kids – whether you have one or eight – and as long as it’s not a(nother) adventure to the ER, I’m happy to play along.

  3. Bonnie said,

    March 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Love! ❤

  4. March 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hi, Bon! good to see you – LOVE the new blog!

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