Day 14's positive was a reaffirmation that honesty really IS the best policy. We're leaving in a week to go to Cincinnati. My youngest child is having a pretty major surgery performed. Friday brought with it an invitation for a sleep-over at his best friend's house. My hubby and I both agreed that we had to say no - if our son would happen to fall ill or be injured this close to the surgery it would be cancelled - but had NO clue how to do it without hurting his mom's feelings. I forced myself to be forthright. I simply told her that we couldn't take a chance on him getting sick or hurt, and that he was pretty much under lock & key until he was recovered from his surgery. To my surprise she not only didn't get angry, she said that she's do the same thing! Lesson learned. Always go with the truth. ALWAYS.
Day 15's positive was a fun-filled evening of chili, baked potatoes, doughnuts, and Wii spent with my parents. My poor hubby has been so confined since his surgery, and was in desperate need of seeing faces other than people that lived with him. He asked me to invite my parents out for dinner, who were all too happy to oblige. We had an epic 100-Pin Bowling tournament - which my father won - ate, laughed and loved. It was a wonderful evening!