If you follow me on Twitter, you probably figured out that we were at a marriage conference over the weekend. I learned (and re-learned) a few lessons that I thought I'd share...
- Very fancy, super expensive hotels charge more for everything.
- It is worth it to open every drawer and cupboard in your hotel room, because you never know when you'll find a coffee maker and mini fridge hidden away in what appears to be a dresser.
- When ordering a five-course meal, one should know ahead of time that each course is larger than the one before it. The meat course, therefore, will have more food than a large family can eat in one sitting.
- If you have really great parents, you can get away with not calling to check on your children all weekend.
- Even the most intelligent of children are not immune from trying stupid things, such as swallowing coins. They are especially prone to attempting said stupidity when under the care of someone other than their parents.
- Though you save money by self-parking, you can expect to be punished for your choice by a three mile walk back to the hotel.
- A $45 per person brunch doesn't really taste any better than a $12 per person one. In fact, it leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.
- There really is no cost too high to pay for an entire weekend without children and with your best friend. It was worth every penny!
My apologies if you were hoping for something more marriage-related. I hope to share some valuable nuggets later this week.