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October 11, 2005


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Man, this only confirms my belief that when I grow up, I want to be Metrodad. Welcome back, dude.


I'd settle to be the guy who carries metrodad's bags for him on all his travels. I bet he'd let me wear a really cool little cap and call him "guv-nuh."


Welcome back, MD!

I'm glad you and the BossLady had a good time, but I know what you mean about being away from the chillun. By my third day in Chicago, Husband and I were ready to go home. We missed them so much we felt physically ill. It's so tough because the marriage needs some alone time, but the pull of the chilluns is so strong. Well, at least you and BossLady are set for a while!


Glad to hear that you and BossLady had a great trip. Welcome back! I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to go to the Riviera. Next time you go, can I be the travel nanny? Puh-lease!


Welcome back, MD! Was starting to get worried there for awhile. Sounds like you two had a rocking good time.

Don't worry too much about leaving the Peanut alone at this age. It's going to be much harder in a year or two. They get very "clingy" and don't want to let you out of their sight!


Glad to hear you had a nice time. Of course we love our kids to death but it's healthy to take a short break every now and then. Perhaps so that you can do some work on Peanut #2....?



Holy crap! That villa is absolutely gorgeous!

the weirdgirl

Welcome back; I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! And I'm glad everything is all right (I was starting to worry too).

Are you going to post pictures?

Queen of Ass

I'm sooo jealous!


I'm jealous too. Sounds absolutely wonderful. Glad you're back safely though!


Welcome back. Glad you had a great trip. I understand the descision to bring Peanut with you from now on. It's just to hard. Now I want ot go to France. Damm that Villa is nice, I want to live there.


Wow, that sounds like a fabulous trip. I know what you mean about not wanting to leave the baby, though. I think my separation anxiety is much worse than hers. I could hardly stand to be away from her for even one night!


Glad to have you back and I'm sure the Peanut is too. =) BTW, I am jealous too. Looks absolutely beautiful.

Linda B

Your trip sounded absolutely wonderful. Am just a little jealous.

It's nice that you were able to spend some alone time with your wife but I know what you mean about not wanting to leave your baby girl again. Maybe you can leave her behind when she's older. Like, 18 ;)


phew. glad you're back. i wasn't exactly worried, but -- well, yes, i was worried.

the trip sounds divine - the kind of divine you read about in usweekly. so, jetsetting metrodaddy, not that you owe it to us, but next time you leave us hangin like that maybe hit us with a "light blogging ahead" sign. or perhaps something akin to "gone fishin (in monte carlo)"

welcome back, leader of one fabulous life. glad you and the bosslady are back where the peanut is (and that you got some pea-free time, too)


riviera? saudi princes? um, i didn't know you were a celeb dad. can i tell my friends i know you?


Awesome. It was only about 3-5 years ago that my parents finally started going on vacations by themselves. My dad was (and still is) all about family vacations so I think it was kind of hard for him to go on the trip with just him and my mom (keep in mind that I'm in my mid-20's now and my siblings and I are all 2 years apart from each other). Anyway, I think it was good for him. He needs to be selfish once in awhile and just relax.


I started to worry about you. I forgot about the trip.


You are the original rock star daddy! Seriously, you're like this totally cool dude who also happens to be a very caring, sensitive and involved father. It's awesome. My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few months and we find your site to be totally inspiring. I hope to one day be a metrodad.

Chocolate makes it better

some friends of ours went on their first date post baby. It was all set up....dinner, a movie then out for some drinks.

During dinner they both looked at each other knowingly, got up and went home, told the baby sitter she wasn't needed.

Sometimes spending time with your kids is the best thing in the world, but on the other side of the coin, it is nice to have a break.


I just spent a weekend away from my kidlets AND husband, and the night before departing, I was a NERVOUS wreck. Like MIM said above, I physically felt ILL.

It's funny how you can long for downtime and peace and quiet from the kids. . .and when you get it, you want all the noise of a child-centered life back!


Last year I got offered an all expenses paid 5 star press junket to Sri Lanka, partner included. So the three children got shunted off to their grandparents. On the second night another person in the party stepped up to introduce himself to us at the very moment my wife burst out in tears as she was missing the children so much. The man was too frightened to speak to us again for the whole trip. We'd said we'd never, ever leave them behind again ... but judging by their behaviour lately ...


I'm jealous too. Sounds like a fabulous trip. Welcome back!

Anne Glamore

I'll admit, when I travel w/o my kids I have to take pix of them with me to stare at everyday.

I'm still waiting for the library to call and tell me that "Saturday" has been returned. My progress on attaining the book was slowed by my inexplicable search for "September," which resulted in only a lot of results for Earth, Wind & Fire.

Glad you're back-


We all need a little break sometimes. Even if we do miss the little one. Plus, what a great opportunity to spend some, ahem, UNINTERRUPTED alone time with the BossLady.


Sounds like a great trip! I'm always impressed with how you express the obvious love you have for your daughter without sounding like a Hallmark card...it takes some skill to be touching and cool at the same time.

Tell me honestly, though...looking outside today you've got to wish you were still in France...


what kind of friends do you have? i think that even in a group wedding of every single friend i've ever had in my life, we still wouldn't be able to afford that. but now i really want to stay in that hotel.


I can't believe someone had the moolah to rent out that villa for an entire wedding! How awesome is that! Makes me wish I hadn't eloped. I'm so jealous!


sigh.... jealous.


Wow! The wedding and the week itself sounded magical! I know you missed the Peanut, but that's a GOOD feeling to have. You and your wife needed some time away to recharge. But I also understand wanting to bring your little one with you. It will be better to travel with her when she is older. Welcome back!


Friends of ours are getting married in an Irish castle next month and we're bringing Duderoo (14mos.) I don't know whether to be excited or scared or both. You guys did the right thing. When she gets older, sees the photos and whines, you can tell her, "get your own rock star friends!"


You were definitely missed, MD, but I'm glad you had a good time. And the drool hanging off my chin is not just because I'm envious of your time spent alone with your spouse, fyi.


I'm SO glad you got to have some time away. I know how hard that is, especially when you have a good and easy baby (like my first... I never felt the need to be away from her. Until she turned 11.)

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip although you're happy to be back with the Peanut. I can't believe she's almost one, either!!!


Uhm... So yeah, who are your friends again? Members of the mafia? Surely they are the only ones that can afford renting such a beautiful villa like that!

Oh, and it takes about 7 hours from Singapore or HK to Paris, so they're equally far. Done both flights, and now talking about this makes me wanna go back to Asia and just chill instead of studying for my exams!


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