We're at the point as parents where it's really easy to let the whims of toddler life continue to pull our chains and run our lives. Knowing us, we're going to err on the chain and running side of that equation, but it was nice to go out for dinner with friends recently. Adam and Tracy called late in the afternoon -- their son, Carter, had not napped all day. Would we be interested in meeting at Kitchen 64 for an early dinner?
The pragmatists in our house (i.e., all of us) almost ruled the day and punted on the invite. Fortunately, they lost the vote and out we went. Carter, who is about Thea's age, did great. Thea required multiple walks around the parking lot.
But Nikole and I both had a drink, a good meal and time to connect with our friends. Which is a bit more than we allowed ourselves for Thea's first year in our lives.