Tyler and I had the chance to do the last 8 days of the Europe trip by ourselves. Alone! No kids! Don't get me wrong, we love taking the kids around and they are marvelous travel companions. As the kids are getting older, however, it's harder to have more adult conversations without them listening, harder to not be interrupted, and just a few other little things that are surprising us in how it's not quite as easy as it used to be. (I'm not saying it's hard- it can be, but usually it's not. Just a bit harder.)
We had a blast, the two of us. It was our first couples trip in 3-4 years, which felt great. One day we were waiting in the airport in Sicily to fly to Dublin. As we walked to find a bite to eat, we spied an Italian lady solicitor trying to sell Italian passers-by a credit card. The lady didn't even attempt to sell us one, which I was grateful for, but to Tyler, this was a challenge. He did not think we looked Italian enough, and that's why she didn't ask us.
Tyler determined that we should try our best to alter our clothing, etc. and walk by one more time and see if we looked less touristy. It was a game, you see. So he took off his jacket and I switched shoes, and we walked past again.
Still, the lady didn't ask us to apply for the credit card. "Why!" asked Tyler. At this point the game was so funny to me, I couldn't stop laughing. He stripped off his coat and I changed my hair, and we swung around for one more trip past her. This time, I tried to stop laughing and I'm pretty sure Tyler was thinking Italian thoughts? Because she stopped us, rattled off something, Tyler said, "No thanks," and we hurried away.
We laughed about that for a few hours. Life is a game with that sweet guy around.
From New York City, NY.
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