Ester: Hi Meaghan! Happy May. Meaghan:Hello! Yes it’s so nice out. I wore a dress with no leggings to the doctor this morning and was suddenly reminded that thigh chafe exists. Spring at last! Ester: Spring! And what better way that celebrate than GOING TO THE MOVIES. Meaghan: It’s a beautiful day to sit indoors. Ester: It’s always a beautiful day to sit indoors. That’s the magic of cinema. But -- and this is the saddest part about being a parent, so beware -- I don’t get to do it that much anymore. Meaghan: But when you do, do you really DO IT UP? i.e., spend $1,000 on popcorn?
Of all the coming sacrifices that you fail to consider when you have kids (so many!), the most insidious is how all the vacation time you accumulate will be divided in equal measure between staying home with them when they are sick and taking them places when they are on school vacation. This is not to say that raising kids isn’t wonderful and enriching and etc. etc., but for much of their lives, they are whiny travelers who insist on doing boring stuff. Important pleasures that they generally fail to appreciate include ocean sunsets, after-rain forest smell, and weekends walking around Philadelphia and getting drunk. Also, entertaining them costs money.
Mike: Logan, it finally feels like spring! This is how spring affects me: iced coffees/teas (I already bought three in the last two days), rooftop bars or sitting outside for a drink or bite. Free time in the park, or walking along the Hudson, which I've missed doing because it's been too cold to really enjoy it.