purple fish guts

Monday, March 14, 2005


Last night we went to a SoulFire concert. Our friend Kris has been playing keyboard with them for a while now and we've been looking for an opportunity to go see a show. Well, it all worked out last night. The kids went to Grandma and Grandpa's for a slumber party.... and they actually slept. That's bordering on miraculous. Usually one of them ends up pulling an all-nighter with the Grandma in tow.

This time we made Grandma raise her right hand and pledge to call us if the girls wouldn't sleep. We also made her promise that there would be no "midnight movies" this time. For some strange reason, when a kid wakes up at 3 a.m. she says, "Do you want to watch a movie?" instead of "Go back to sleep." Not sure why that is..... except that she's possibly going nuts.

Anyway... back to the concert. We had a blast. The music was great and the crowd was fun. It consisted almost entirely of church youth groups.... lots of young people with lots of energy. We may have stood out a little... but hey... it's kinda fun to see kids with that "check out the old folks dancing" expression on their faces. I didn't quite know what to think when they started raising their cell phones like lighters, though. I've obviously been out of the loop.

After the show, we went to Subway for a sandwich and then came home to a nice quiet house. No whining. No fussing. No kids. Aaaaahh.

Overall, we had a great time. We got to do something fun without the kids and we got to see Kris play. But that's not all. The best part is that we got to see a friend we haven't seen in several months. While we were waiting for the show to start, she came up behind us and put her arms around us. That definitely made my day.

Oh yeah.... and if you ever happen to find yourself in Norwalk on a Sunday night.... go see SoulFire. They rock.