Last night the family had a lovely dinner for my my mother-in-law’s birthday. We were all there and along with the extended family took up a great deal of space at the restaurant. It was a massive spread of delicious Thai and everyone had a great time. All the kids were so well behaved and I am glad we are now at a stage in our lives where we can do these sort of things and not worry about nappies, baby food, high chairs, spoon feeding or tantrums that embarrass us.
Like I said we all had a great time and I guess a few drinks may have contributed to the next problem encountered. My wife and I got in the car and the kids all piled in. Then the father and mother-in-law got into the people mover we drive. As we were about to take off, it became apparent that neither of the two adults in the back could get their seat belts done up. It was quite a humorous rant about ‘was it in’, ‘no that’s yours’ and ‘it doesn’t fit’ from the both of them. This went on for about 2 minutes while the kids just sat there calmly wondering why two adults could not put their seat belts on.
Finally I had to get out of the front and do something I have not done for a few years now…put on a seat belt for someone else getting in my car. And to top it off, they were not kids! This whole event and the comments that went with it provided a whole range of jokes and ongoing laughter for the trip home.