A funny thing happened to Trev on New Year’s Eve
A funny thing happened to me on New Year's Eve, in fact many funny things. First off, I performed two shows at Catch A Rising Star in the Princeton Hyatt Regency with four very funny comedians: Joe DiVito, Jerrold Benford, Adam Kerr, and Missy Allen as well as singer Kym D and "The Best Of Both Worlds."
Part of the arrangement was that I would receive a room at the hotel which is great when you're married with 10-year-old twin boys who like to crash your bed at all hours of the night. We were all set to leave when one of my sons had a stomach ache and felt sick. So much for date night. As we got deeper into it, we found out that my sons felt really bad that we were not going to be together on New Year's Eve and how much they love being with us and banging pots and pans at midnight. I hadn't realized after so many years of working on NYE either as a comedian or mobile DJ back in the day that I had stayed home the last few years, the ones that they would be grown enough to appreciate.
While I'm hearing this, I'm thinking how they're 10 years old and WANT to be together with us. How long is that going to last? Soon they'll be teenagers and want as much distance between us as possible. So I made a promise that I would be there with them to ring in the new year.
Fortunately, the comedy show ended at 11:30 p.m. and I was able to hit the road in time to make it home. We hugged, kissed, banged pots and pans, my wife made lots of food and we watched TV until they fell asleep, after which my wife and I rang in 2017 uninterrupted.
As I was sitting there eating and watching TV with my boys, I again thought about how they're not going to want to be with us on New Year's Eve forever, then I remembered a comedy show where many millennials came with their parents. Maybe this isn't so limited after all.