Tuesdays are my favorite nights of the week.
I love Tuesdays because that is the night that the ear doctor puts his grilling skillz to the test and, man-o-man, do I love the homework! Last night he made us delicious steaks with his first ever BBQ sauce from scratch and the most delicious chorizo and mushroom quesadillas with cilantro and jack cheese. YUMMMM. I'd never thought of grilling quesadillas before, but it was the PERFECT cooking method. The tortillas came out perfect and crispy, you'd never get them that way in a pan! Anyway, I love turning on some music (last night was Alison Kraus and Union Station live) and talking to the ear doctor while he cooks.
All of this grilling has made me realize another difference between the ear doctor and myself.
For his birthday a couple of weeks ago my parents got him a brand new grilling cook book. When he opened the package the look on his face belonged to a 7 year old receiving his first electric train set. It was great. He's been reading it pretty much non-stop since he got it.
Two days ago I found the book opened up and sitting on the counter in the bathroom. It took me a minute to realize that the ear doctor was using the new grilling book to "occupy" his time whilst using the facilities! I laughed out loud.
My big realization was this: men and women think of bathroom time very differently (I know....earth-shaking, isn't it?).
I don't think there has been a single instance in my life where I entered the bathroom thinking "I'm going to be in there a while so I might as well bring some reading material along with me." Maybe it's the boy scout in them always wanting to be prepared, but I've just never seen the need for some extracurricular activities.
Girls, do you bring reading material with you? Have you ever found yourself sitting around in there thinking, "man, this is taking a long time, if only I'd brought that Amy Tan novel I've been reading?"