The planets aligned and we had a night out without Max on Saturday for Lori's post-holiday work party. We had a paid sitter for the first time ever. That's a difficult step to take. For Lori, it was the anxiety of a stranger watching our child. For me, it was having to fork over $65. It sure would be nice to have family here. Anyway, Max was asleep the whole time, and we had a really fun night getting sloshed.