Sometime shortly after Kale was born, Kris and I watched the movie Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. There is a scene about half way through when Steve's character asks Tina's character if she ever fantasizes about being with someone else....he admits that he does (Cyndi Lauper). She says she fantasizes too, but her fantasy is about sitting in a hotel room, with no sound, so she could drink a diet coke and eat a sandwich without being interrupted.
To me, that sounded perfect.
Since then, whenever Kris asks me what I want for my birthday or christmas or "if you could do whatever you wanted, what would it be?" I tell him I want to sit in a hotel, in silence, and drink a diet coke and eat a sandwich.
Well, GUESS WHAT?
p.s. they didn't have diet coke - I had to settle for diet pepsi.
p.p.s. the diet pepsi cost $3.95 from room service.
p.p.p.s. I met Cyndi Lauper's band once when I worked at a ski resort and they gave me four front row tickets and backstage passes in exchange for free ski rentals.