Friends: Hi! How are you!! It is so good to hear your voice!
Us: Yeah! We've missed you guys!
Friends: Hey, do you guys have plans on Friday night? (they asked enthusiastically)
Us: No! Why? Do you guys want to double? There is this movie...
Friends: (Interrupting because baby is screaming in the background) Great! We were hoping you could babysit so we could go out with Other Friends With Kids. Their kids will be here too.
Us: (Of all the dirty, low down! Crap! We already said we had nothing going on. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!) Um...sure.
About the 100th time this happened we started telling everyone we already had plans, then we would miraculously change them if there was something going on we wanted to be a part of. Sorry
As a middle aged couple (early 30's are middle aged right?) with no children, we really look forward to date night and to hanging out with friends. Sometimes it is few and far between, the evenings we get to spend with precious friends. We realize that it must be hard to find a babysitter. So we don't blame you
*Laughter is the best medicine right? Why not laugh at my infertility?! I do not mean to offend with any of these posts, it is just a way to let go a little and see the humor in our situation. Please laugh with me!