The Perks of Public Service

Luisa and I spent the entire day by ourselves today. No children. Adults only. Just us. No one under the age of 37. We had a full 8 hours during which we did not have to take anyone to the potty and we were not asked an endless stream of obscure questions. How did we shake our little rascals? Well, it was Veteran's Day and we both had the day off. This is the one day every year that it really pays to be a lowly public servant. County employees (that's me) and state employees (that's Luisa) have the day off but most other things continue as usual. That means that the kids had school! We started the day by dropping the kids off at school and running as fast as we could back to our car. There may have been some burning of rubber as we pulled out of the parking lot but I certainly couldn't hear it over our voices raised in an improvised song about Freedom. We then headed to the Y for a little workout. Now, honestly, I wouldn't have chosen to work out on my free day but Luisa thought it would be a good idea. So, we exercised and then sat in the sauna with a bunch of naked elderly women. After the Y, we went to the Mayday - our neighborhood coffee shop - and had coffee and yummy baked things without having to share with anyone. We were also able to talk in complete sentences and, let me tell you, it's nice to know that we still have it in us. Then, we did the most shocking thing of all - we went shopping and bought clothes only for ourselves. Oh, it was so very lovely...

 ...and then we picked the kids up from school and took them to get flu shots.