I’m writing this from a hotel room in Washington D.C. while one of my boys naps in a pack n play in the bathroom and the other naps in a pack n play two feet from my chair. Happy New Year!
It actually has been a good New Years. Last week, I was preparing myself for a non-adventurous New Years. Business as usual. Go to bed at 10 get up 6 and start the whole routine all over again. There was a chance I may have been up at 2 or 3 or 4 and celebrating the new year nursing Landon.
But last night, we were sitting at a sports bar in the hotel lobby with my sister and brother-in-law ringing in the new year with flutes of seltzer water! (No we are not anti-alcohol, nor pro-alcohol. They got drinks earlier. I didn’t. I got nachos. Not that I am super holy and refuse alcohol, but I’ve gotten used to not drinking it for the past two years, and when given the option between spending $10 on a glass of wine or $10 on southwest nachos, for me, the choice is clear.)
So what seemed like would not be a very adventurous new year at all, has turned out to be quite the adventure: eating Chick-fil-A in Silver Spring, MD, driving through D.C. traffic, checking into our hotel with two over-tired and crying babies (can you believe the bathroom in the main lobby had no changing table!?!? I thought those were standard, apparently not), scrambling to get them in bed at a decent hour, touring the hotel (Presidents Row, the Crystal Ballroom, and even checking out the terrace level where Reagan was shot thirty years ago), and then munching on nachos, sipping someone else’s bourbon and coke, and finally toasting to the new year!
Now, when the boys wake up I am heading out for lunch with a wonderful friend from high school and her hubby, whom, sad to say I haven’t seen TWO years! Excited to see her but I keep picturing myself wandering around the restaurant chasing a tow head the entire time while Landon cries. No wonder we never do things like this.
Two kids, two adults, and one room in a non-family friendly hotel in the city is not the easiest combination. But glad to be doing something out of the ordinary. Wish me luck and Happy New Year to you all! Hope it was happy…whatever you did.