As I so excitedly posted earlier, last weekend I escaped overnight to Cincinnati with a girlfriend. Shopping, a nice dinner, and sleeping in uninterrupted were our only requirements. Mike's stayed behind with both kids several times before and my requirements are pretty loose: don't let anyone get maimed or killed. Dirty dishes in the sink? No problem. Kids eat nothing but McDonalds and candy? Fine by me. So you can imagine my surprise when he calls me Sunday around noon and this is what I hear:
Mike: We're at Claire's and Elena's about to get her ears pierced! Bye!
My girlfriend is appalled and informs me that piercing = maiming. I decide to let my standards slide a little more. Because I really do like to get away every now and then, and good help is so hard to come by these days. And besides, Elena loves her new look. I think she looks rather fetching as well.