Jeremy’s office holiday party was held downtown at the Hamilton, this year we decided to leave Edda home with SyHyun and just take Vince to the par-tay. I think this is the first Xmas party that Edda’s missed – she just likes going to bed at 8 pm. We don’t often go out just the 3 of us, sans-Edda, so I just marvel at the ease of travel (making a quick detour to CVS, running for a train pulling into the station, never looking for the elevator, stopping to admired holiday displays at Macy’s) and then feeling guilty about the whole thing. Jeremy always, always wants me to go to the Xmas party – “it’ll be fun!”. I kind of have fun, I know a lot of people by face now, I’ve seen them a bunch of times, but they like gossiping about work and I don’t know what they are talking about or else I need to make small talk, which is OK, but exhausting. But I had a nice dinner and a glass of sangria.
Vince had a nice time, I told him he could have as many Cokes as he wanted, he just needed to ask the bartender himself and not bother me about getting him a Coke. I think the grand total for the evening was 4, maybe 5? I also required him to pee before we left the restaurant.
Every office event, we end up hoping that a particular 4 and 2 year old end up showing up because otherwise Vince will be bored out of his mind – this year, they were there, so in the midst of cocktails and adult conversation, there was wrestling and wrangling.