For some reason today I’ve been exceptionally emotional, which so isn’t my thing. I chatted with my Godson’s mother and wow. We’ve been friends for over 15 years. We’ve grown together, apart, individually, and together again. We went from walking to the bus stop together every day in HS, to getting married around the same time, to moving around with our spouses, to now being settled in life and motherhood. We’ve evolved so much as individuals but have never lost our friendship. We are friends for life and that won’t ever change. Friends are the sisters God forgot to give us.
Nothing knocks you down a peg or two like your child. You know the one who gives you the most love in your heart and plucks your last good nerve at the same time. My kid asked for McDonald’s before two Christmas shopping stops. After two bites he falls asleep, I wake him up he says he will eat it later. We shop in two stores get back in the car he goes to eat his now cold food and is upset it’s cold. DUH boy, don’t you see the snow on the ground its called winter. We get home, pull in the garage he gets out and puts his food in the trash. WHAT! You take two bites and eat two fries and you are done? WORD! Give me my $5.00 back that you just tossed in the trash all casually.
12/18/10: On the 7th day before Christmas my true love gave to me… DATE NIGHT!
My son was having a fit to stay the night at his grandparent’s house. So we dropped him off this evening, gave our hugs and kisses and went on our way. My babe and I went to see a movie titled The Fighter. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale & Amy Adamson. It is based on a true story about a boxer in the 80’s. I nodded off a little (don’t judge me it was late and the movie was long) but the movie was really good.
Today my son had his first Winter Concert at school. They had an 8:30 performance in which my mom attended as the family representative. The evening show was at 6:30 and the family showed up in great numbers. (his grands, both of his aunts and his cousins) They (Pre-K & K) sang two songs together. They even had a little routine down pact. It was very cute and warming.
Tonight my High School c/o 97 met up in Old Town, Alexandria, for chatter, drinks catching up, drinks, food, drinks, pictures, drinks. Noticing a pattern here? Yeah well… it was a good time. I hadn’t seen some of those folks since we graduated in June 97. It was nice to hear everyone was doing well, some married, some parents, some home owners, some world traveled, some military just a wide variety. For those of you that actually know the c/o 97 we are one of a kind, we’ve always been close, and we know how to have a good time. It was nice to see that 10+ years later none of that has changed. Cheers to Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA Class of 1997.
Today I went to the grocery store to pick up the goods for my sweet potato pies. My son also picked out some cookies for Santa. Oddly enough it was not a mad house and I managed to get in and out without any chaos. My Christmas Eve tradition is new pajamas. This year I had a little fun with them… (My babe will NOT allow me to post a picture) We baked Santa’s cookies (Chocolate chip), left him a cup of milk and wrote him a note. Tucked my very excited 6 year son in bed and watched a movie.