A few weeks ago Pete and I went out to dinner with our friends Linda and Bill.
I called Linda to make arrangements. “We’ll pick you up,” I offered. “Six forty-five okay?”
“Sounds good,” Linda answered. “I can feed Greta, Parker and Charlie before we leave.”
“You think we’ll be done by 8:30-ish?” I asked. “Max and Wyatt should be fine, but I worry about them being alone for too long.”
“Totally get it,” Linda said. “I want to get home to our guys too.”
A mother’s job is 24/7.
At the restaurant we met up with two other couples. It was a lively scene, a boisterous atmosphere, and the eight of us had to practically yell to be heard.
Of course we all pulled out our cell phones to share the latest photos of our families.
“Look how big Max is getting!” Susan exclaimed as she peered at my phone. “How much does he weigh now?”
“Last time we checked he was 41 pounds,” I said, as Pete nodded in affirmation. “He’s going to be a big boy.”
“He did the cutest thing today,” I added.
Mimi cupped her hand to her ear. “Who did the cutest thing? Your daughter?”
“No, Max,” I shouted. “Look at this photo. Adorable, right?”
Mimi smiled. “Awww. Look at his face. Such a handsome boy.”
Bill pulled up a photo on his phone and shared it with me. “Look at them! They are all so precious,” I crooned as I scrolled through photo after photo of his three darlings. “Are they still sleeping in your room every night?”
“At least two of them,” he answered. “I keep telling Linda to move over and make room.”
Linda acknowledged that this was true.
“We hardly go out anymore,” she confided. “We’d rather just stay home on a Saturday night and cuddle with our guys. There’s nothing better, right?”
Pete nodded vigorously. “Why go out when we’ve got everything at home? Netflix has changed our lives.”
“Speaking of which,” I said, tapping my watch, “where are our drinks?” I searched the restaurant for our waiter. “Geez, they’re slow here.”
“I hope Max and Wyatt won’t be upset if we’re late,” Pete said. “Maybe we should bring them a doggie bag to make up for it.”
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