First of all, I have to say that Evan was wonderful! I knew that he could sing, but I was really impressed by how good he was. I may be biased, but I think that anyone there would tell you that he was the best singer and actor there. We are so proud of him!
The entire experience though, was a bit surreal. Rod and I try to split up the kids frequently and spend quality time with just one or two. What made this day different was that Rod and I both were out with only two kids. Typically, one parent would be home with the other kids, but not today. This was a real glimpse at what might have been if our second pregnancy had been a singleton.
Every single thing was different down to us driving around in a normal vehicle. Two adults and two kids fit in a mid-size sedan with no problem. No full size van for us. We went out to lunch before the show. We walked in and asked for a table for four and one was ready in just a few minutes. No waiting for a table or tables large enough to seat seven. We were able to chat and color with the kids while we waited for our food. No strangers stopped by to ask about our children or their conception. Lunch for four isn't as expensive. Play tickets for four aren't as expensive. During the play, Julia got a bit bored and squirmy. I was able to pull her into my lap and she behaved the rest of the time. Can't fit four kids in my lap.
Evan with Julia and Will
After the play, we went home. The kids were all so excited to see each other again! Everyone was laughing and hugging. You would think they hadn't seen each other in weeks! We played for a bit, had dinner and then let the kids play in the bath tub for a while. After everyone was tucked in that night, Rod and I talked about it and agreed. Having two singletons would have definitely been easier, but it would not have been nearly as much fun!