Not that this is a big deal for many who have kids that they probably wish would go to bed, but for LatteGirl it was a milestone. You see she has been trying to be awake at midnight for a couple of years now, and never made it. First time, it was about 10:30 that she went down. Two years ago, it was 11:30, and last year 11:45. But this year she finally made it to midnight!
And when all was said and done, she wondered what the big deal was all about. We switched over from the Disney Channel’s Happy U Year celebration just a couple of minutes before midnight to bring in the New Year with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, as had been a tradition of both me and TheWife, even predating our marriage. It has been increasingly difficult to watch Dick since his stroke in 2004, and this year it was so bad, that the wife just let out a little moan of sadness at the sight. It sort of took bit of wind out of the sails of the celebration, which of course, help confuse LatteGirl a bit more as to just why people go through this ritual. We tried to explain it, but the words just sort of fell flat. She was still happy she made it though. And so was I.