The Birthday celebration commenced with the usual singing and cake cutting and speeches.Then a band came on, one of those family kind.
Mike noticed a lot of the parents with younger kids making their way to the parking area. By ten, they were gone and another band came up and there was some dancing and dee jaying.
It was midnight and Mike had the office tomorrow.
“You can leave me,” Emily said, “I’ll be fine.”
“Oh yes, I am invited every year, I know just about everyone.”
“I really don’t want to go, to go without you…”
“I told you, I am taking tomorrow off, because these things go on to breakfast.”
Mike nodded, yes, he remembered she had told him that.