Like most parents, we consider ourselves very lucky to have Doodle and wouldn’t trade her for anything. She is a little ray of sunshine in our lives that brings us joy every day. I can’t imagine life without her.

But let’s face it…she can be a pretty high maintenance ray of sunshine.

So the Misses and I were thrilled that our daycare had a “Parents Night Out” this past Saturday. Did I mention we were thrilled? For a nominal fee, they offered to watch your kid from 4 in the afternoon until 11 that evening. Naturally, we dropped her off at about 4:05.

We had a great dinner at a new Mexican place and headed over to the new theater to catch Journey to the Center of the Earth. I had two margaritas with dinner, so I enjoyed the movie. The Misses got to see Brendan Fraser in 3D, so she enjoyed it even more.