We have had a rough week. We Akins folk know how to get sick. We know how to sufficiently rid ourselves of all immune systems. We are full-throttle, petal to the metal, take it to the next level with germ infestation kind of people.
And then there was this little redhead who watched it all from afar. She watched her brothers battle some tough stuff and go down hard. She rallied her troop of 1 tiny sister who was still healthy and made the best of it.
Which was good because she had to become Parent #3 as the other 2 parents were joining in man-to-man combat with the boys.
Then her birthday sneaks up at the tail end. She has created herself a tradition of going out to eat Mexican on her birthday. Knowing our boys were on very restricted diets for at least another week, we didn't know how to break it to her that she would have to suffer a saltine cracker/ginger ale meal with the rest of the fam.
Then the husb has a brilliant idea. Since all the girls are well, why don't we make it a Girls Night Out to celebrate the big 0-6.
She loved the plan and we got all dolled up for the Girls Club to have a night out.