Did you ever hear that saying about golden moments? I don't remember exactly how it goes but it's along the line of people get upset because they let golden moments slip by, but some moments are golden because we let them slip by.
I understand now. I love the fireman's banquet. I haven't been to one in about 8 years, back when I was 21 and it was so much fun. I actually won the limbo one year. Yup, but I can only be that flexible when I've ingested alcohol. It has been bothering me that I haven't been to one in almost a decade and I'm married to a fireman for Pete's sake. So, this year he broke down and bought tickets for us.
I bought a new dress, we found a baby-sitter for Jared, and we were off. Yippee!!
After the meal the DJ turned up the music and yelling to the person 2 feet from you was necessary. Now, you would think that a bunch of drunk fireman would result in a lot of fun. I suppose it could, but it mostly involves them standing in a circle around a keg of beer laughing about old times - not dancing and making fools of themselves. Except for one, but that's a story for another time.
So, as my husband and I are sitting at the table we yell this conversation back and forth:
Me - DAN!
Dan - WHAT?
Me - WE CAN DO THIS AT HOME AND HEAR EACH OTHER!
Dan - YOU'RE RIGHT!
Me - IT'S STARTING TO GET LATE TOO!
Dan - I KNOW. IT'S ALMOST 10:00!
Me - PLUS WE COULD GO HOME AND PLAY SORRY!
Dan - OKAY! LET'S GO!
I want to comment on a few things....yes 10:00 is late for us. I am usually asleep at 9:00 if not earlier and you always have to wake up early when there is a toddler in the house. Sorry? I love that game. Nothing makes me happier than to send one of my husband's pieces back home. *evil laugh* hahahahahaha.
My husband and I leave the fire hall, get into the truck, and look at the clock. HAHAHA it's not even 9:00. They never changed the clocks at the hall. How old does this sound? We left because the music was too loud and it was getting late at 9:00.
I learned my lesson...not that the banquet was terrible, it just wasn't golden this time. Had I let it go (and listened to my husband) the banquet would have always been a golden moment for me.