The Date Night That Wasn’t
Our evening out was not at all what we expected…we had a third wheel, named Little MPB on our date! Which I think means it was really not a date.
Our old nanny had a family emergency and had to cancel at the last minute. She was very apologetic and I was all don’t even worry about it!! Go do what you have to do!
So, what was supposed to be date, turned into a family dinner-out at 5:30pm so that we could get home for Little MPB’s 7pm bedtime.
And for some reason both Mr. MPB had it in our heads that our change of plans at least required us to go to pub to have a decent beer rather then a kid family restaurant. But, alas 3 pubs later 2 of them did not accept minors and the one that did was just too busy to meet the urgent need of a hungry toddler. So, we settled for a Vietnamese restaurant in the parking lot of one of the pubs. And we very quickly learned that Little MPB hates Vietnamese cuisine or at least he thought it was more fun to play with then to actually eat. He basically only ate the snack food in his diaper bag and threw nearly everything else on the floor. It was really and truly a disaster – we were that family. Thankfully the staff though Little MPB was adorable and didn’t seem to mind.
Oh, and the Adult MPB’s didn’t even bother to order a glass of wine or a beer. Instead, we just ate as quickly as possible so that we could the tornado of Little MPB out of the restaurant! I felt so bad for the mess that they got a really good tip.
We got Little MPB home just in time for bed. And then quickly proceeded to poor a glasses of wine for ourselves, turned on Netflix and finished off the night by falling asleep at 9:30pm.
But, honestly, I was so selfishly disappointed when our evening out was cancelled. Even Mr. MPB admitted being disappointed.
And, it doesn’t help that we have realized that given our old nanny’s circumstances and our schedule we probably wont be able to try for another date night until mid-June at the earliest!
I guess, this is just one of those things that parents get to deal with. And, rather then dwell in disappointment of a cancelled date, I’m focusing on the fact that at least our third wheel is our cute Little MPB and someone else got to clean up his massive mess!
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