In about 12 hours, Drew, Jackson and I will be boarding our flight — at an ungodly hour, but the tickets were cheap — to the Dominican Republic for our first family vacation. It’s been a crazy and exhausting and wonderful and exhausting 13 months since Drew and I last took a vacation (not counting a few weekend trips to see family and friends) — I was hospitalized twice with infections, I went into pre-term labor at 27 weeks pregnant, I gave birth successfully to a healthy, full-term, beautiful baby with no drugs (not by choice!), and we’ve spent the last 7 1/2 months learning to be good parents while still being good partners to each other and maintaining some semblance of lives outside our child (not always easy). We couldn’t be more ready and excited to kick back and relax for a few days (well, as much as one can relax with a mobile, curious, mischievous infant at foot)!
Anyway, enough about me. Let’s talk about you. Namely, your bedroom (or someone else’s bedroom that you’ve been in). This was a topic suggestion in the forums the other day and I thought it would make a great weekend open thread discussion: what is the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you in the bedroom (feel free to post anonymously if that’s more comfortable)?
P.S. I have some columns lined up for next week while I’m away — pretty amazing ones, if I do say so myself; seriously, great bunch of letters — but posting may still be a little light depending on how much time I feel like devoting to work (not much, I’m guessing. Did I mention that the condo we’re staying in is right on the beach??). There’s always the message board to keep you occupied until I get back…
* If you’ve got a suggestion for a future open thread topic, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.