“I gotta tell you this baby is amazing. She, gets me out of everything… and I love her. I also love her very much.”
No joke, when bedtime is at 7pm, you can use that as an excuse for basically anything that ends after 5:30.
‘Oh sorry, bed time is 7, so we have to be home by 6 to get dinner, bath, etc.’
And realistically, that’s not even far off the mark. We were once out till like 7:45 with our (at the time) 15 month old and it was basically a disaster getting her to bed. You can push it a little though for things you really want to do.