A new era of parenting has dawned in our house, a great and magnificent era.
The roots of this new era are alluded to in one of humankind's most sacred texts, the Old Testament. As I recall from Genesis 1:1, on the first day, God created photons. The next few days were a blur of land, heavens, plants, animals, and chocolate. On the sixth day, God created man.
Do you know what God did the next day? He rested. Do you know why God rested? Because God was very very tired from having all those little'uns running around. Kids are exhausting!
Now, do you know how God was able to get away from it all and enjoy some quality God time? I'm suspecting he shuffled Adam and Eve off to a sleepover.
YES! Daisy is now old enough and brave enough to go sleep over at her friends' houses! Hooooo hoooo! For the small reciprocal price of taking care of some other parent's bundle of joy another night, the wife and I get to enjoy a kid-free evening. Such a deal! It's like one of those deals where you can buy 10 CDs for a penny, and all you have to do is be a member of the CD club for a year or so. The only difference is that I don't have to send in a postcard each month saying that I don't want their crappy CD of the month. Hoooray for crappy and outdated analogies!
Don't get me wrong. Daisy is a great kid, blah blah blah, but sometimes it's nice to have the house just for the grownups. I get to do exciting grownup things like eating spicy food! Mmmmmm hmmmmm, soooo good.
Hooray for the parenting sabbath.