This Was Not In His Job Description
E invited Nikki to go with him Saturday night to see the musical Hairspray at a local high school. That, in an of itself, was worthy enough for me to tell you about it. How awesome is that? He invited his little sister for a night out to an event that would be attended by many of his friends! HE’S SO RAD.
Then…she evidently fell asleep during the show. (It was late!) He ended up having to carry her (She’s almost SIX, she’s not a baby anymore, she’s a CHILD.) out of the theatre and hold her for quite some time while they waited for all of his friends to mingle. He evidently humored himself and his friends by joking about where he could put her down to give his arms a break. LIKE THAT BUSH! That looks sturdy!
(He’s funny too!)
And if that wasn’t enough…her booster car seat came apart from the back (which happens) and his friend had trouble putting it back together so E had to put Nikki down. IN THE GRASS. How hysterical is that? He said he just put her down gently, fixed the car seat, and then picked her back up. She slept through the whole thing.
And finally…on the way home he thought the night was essentially over. But Nikki woke up and had to pee. OF COURSE. He tried to encourage her to wait until they got home since it was 11pm and few things were open. She insisted she couldn’t wait. So what did they do? He pulled over to a Waffle House on the way home and ran her in to go to the bathroom. At 11pm at night. ON A SATURDAY. There could be many scenarios where he would be hanging out there at that same time with his friends, but not that night! That night he was participating in an emergency bathroom break with his 5-year old sister.
They made it home where I was waiting up for them. Nikki was wide awake, of course, and chatted enthusiastically about the parts of the night she remembered. E, on the other hand? WENT TO BED. He’d had a rough night, you know.
(He’s kinda awesome, isn’t he?)