I recently stole an idea from Marinka called, “I’m Right! You’re Wrong!” I am planning to steal it again today but pretend it was my idea all along and that I never heard of this so-called Marinka girl.
Not so long ago, you all helped me figure out if it’s okay for a babysitter to text during an interview. Today, we discuss the highly emotional issue of wedding accommodations.
Rick and I have a wedding this weekend in the Berkshires. I love weddings because it’s so beautiful when one can enjoy an evening of cocktails, food and dancing on someone else’s dime. Oh I’m sorry. I mean, it’s so beautiful when one gets to bear witness to a couple’s promise to love each other for eternity.
Rick and I were trying to bring the kids, mostly because no one had volunteered to take care of all four while we were gone. And my dad was willing to come with us and watch them during the wedding.
But the hotel does not have adjoining rooms so our only option was to book two rooms next to each other. That would mean the twins would be asleep in one room while my dad and bigger girls would be in the room next door.
Disagreement: Is it safe for 16-month-old twins to have their own hotel room while we are at a wedding?
Disagreers: Kelcey and her husband Rick
Position One: Hell no. Even though the twins’ granddad will certainly be checking in on them frequently, they are in a separate room that anyone who works at the hotel could gain access to. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy two seconds of that wedding. I’d be back at the hotel before the pigs in a blanket were served.
Position Two: It’s perfectly safe and no different than having your children upstairs in a house. A monitor can be set up. The granddad will be right next door, listening to any noises from the room and checking in all the time. And when the wedding is over, one of us will be in there with the twins.
So what do you think?
mama bird notes:
On another note, I was recently contacted by Coca Cola because they have a new whimsical video about the secrets of happiness. It’s a dancing, singing, glass is half full, animated fiesta!
Coke has always been in the business of promoting soda and happiness. And I do remember being in high school and nothing could make me happier than a diet coke. Well, I also wanted Tom Cruise to fall in love with me but I was a realist.
Since my love of Coke goes way back and because they offered to pay me (this is a sponsored post)… I want to share this video with you. During this time of economic woes, terrorist alerts and political gridlock, perhaps it will bring you a few minutes of delight. Enjoy.