Mike and I decided last minute to take a trip to Atlantic City this weekend. We both like playing poker, so we take a trip to AC every couple months or so – more often when I’m not busy with college. We didn’t get back until about midnight last night, and I had to be up by 6am, so I was pretty exhausted today. Anyway, it occurred to me that we wouldn’t be able to take those type of last minute trips anymore once we have a baby. Not that I mind (I’m definitely not complaining), but it is interesting to think how much our life will change after having a baby. It’s not as though our social life will suffer, because trust me, we really don’t have one. If you can believe it, I actually think having a baby will encourage us to do more. I think of all the things I would take my child to see, such as the zoo in D.C., or the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, and I realize that there are just so many fun things to do around here – that we never do. We talk about it a lot. Every once in a while I throw out a comment saying “we should go ___ this weekend” or “we should really go here __”. But we never follow through. Other than our occasional trips to AC, where we sit on our asses at a poker table for hours on end, we mostly give in to the temptation of just lounging around the house on the weekends. Granted, I use that time to finish up homework that I’d put off all week, and that is generally my time to clean the house (fun times, right?), but you’d think that we would take advantage of having so much to do around here. The funny thing is that where I lived last, I used to complain about how boring it was, because it was such a small town. Now that I’m in one of the most crowded places, I choose to do nothing. However, if we had a child, I definitely would not want to coop them up in the house all day. So even though our life will change, I definitely think it will change for the better in all aspects, including getting our lazy asses out of the house and outdoors.