Last night we had planned to go to a movie; by planned, of course, I mean we reserved the date and asked my parents to babysit, thinking we’d go to a movie close to where they live and then pick the toddler up on the way home. Of course, it could not be that simple – no (good) movies were showing when we’d be out that way, but we could see Star Trek at 10:55 p.m. in Richmond, a long way from my parents’ house but the suburb closest to where we live in Vancouver. So we asked if my parents would be willing to host the toddler for a sleepover, and drove out to Richmond.
The best thing about Richmond in the summertime is the Night Market, and so we went there to eat everything in sight and kill time before the movie started. Here’s a sampling of what we did … and ate.
There were too many stalls to try EVERYTHING, so we have to go back. I saw other people with kids, young kids even, but I wasn’t sure I would want to have to worry about losing the toddler in a crowd while trying to decide which smoky meat on a stick to eat next. I think your desire to turn this into a family event will depend on the depravity in your heart; I am a glutton, so for me this is a perfectly lovely way to spend a child-free evening with someone you kind of like.