Melissa wished us a Happy Easter and a safe drive as we left her house last night. She said something to Reid about enjoying her time with Grandma Joyce, Dylan, and others. Reid picked up on Uncle Roger’s name and told Melissa, “When Mama and Daddy go away at night, I go to Uncle Roger’s so I don’t cry and cry and cry while they are gone.” She continued talking about his yellow house, Max-doggie and other things as I hustled her out the door.
I decided not to mention that Uncle Roger is planning to be away for part of the weekend, including the night I’d been hoping would turn out to be our “date night”. I was operating under the dictum, “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth although not necessarily at this exact moment.” I hope Auntie M’s family and Lee-Lee (aka Kailee) appreciate the sacrifice Reid will be making.
And if you’re looking for a babysitting job this Friday night, I have just the kid for you.