If you were to come over and share a cup of coffee with me this morning…
… I would tell you the first week went pretty well with the puppy. Mainly because my dad is awesome and helped out so much this week. I would probably tell you how I have one of the best dads on this planet. Anything I need anything… he is right there. He is honestly the definition of selflessness when it comes to asking for favors. He’s always there… not only for me but for the grandkids. Every baseball game, softball game, soccer game, hockey lesson, volleyball lesson. He is somewhere. The only reason he misses a game or practice is because he is at another grandchild’s game. My boys … and my nieces… are lucky to have a grandpa that is so involved. I had that grandpa my whole life too… and it’s an experience I am thankful every single day they will get to have.
… I would then probably laugh about how funny it is how much your relationships change with your parents as you get older. How you go through phases of being close… and then some distance… back to being close. I would probably mention that I think this goes on and off throughout your life though. There are even stages of adulthood where I feel it waiver at times. Maybe it’s just being busy…. I am sure everyone feels that way.
… I would share with you my excitement for Fall TV. I am an unapologetic TV junkie. We watch way too many shows… but after working … then the kids crazy schedules at night… plopping down on the couch at 9pm and vegging out to a few hours of television drama with a glass of wine… is… the best. Nashville, The Voice, Blacklist, Scandal, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Greys, Gotham, Arrow…. all of it. If you ever want to discuss the most recent episode… I’m all about it. Speaking of which… did you see Nashville this week? Anyone else obsessed with this show? Anyone else go from completely HATING Avery… to him being your most favorite character? So much a favorite I begged Jerry to let me name Hudson… Avery… He vetoed… and never budged… and told me I cannot name our child after a popular tv show. So instead… we named him after another baseball player :) But its an adorable name. So we are all good.
… I would tell you about how an old friend visited last weekend with her family. And there is just something special about friends who just… love you for you. I never have to worry about this friend… over thinking a single moment. She’s just one of those people who inspire me in such everyday ways. She gets it. She gets me. It’s such an easy experience seeing her. We don’t see each other often… but there are no expectations… just simply spending some time catching up. Low maintenance friends are just… far and few between I feel. I wish she lived closer … I don’t see her nearly enough. But when we do… it almost feels “normal” like we do this every saturday. It’s low-key. Easy. And just… simple. It’s an accepting friendship. We recognize the differences in each other but never read into them. I can’t explain it. I think as we get older the type of friends we have become more important. And I am thankful… Thankful that we can pick up as if no time has passed… thankful that through the years… through the moves… through life changing around us… I can sit down with her and it’s like nothing has changed.
… I would probably tell you how I am considering going “Bronde” – yep new terminology. I’m hip like that. I have pinned and pinning “bronde” hair for weeks now. I need to just do it. Mainly because i am too lazy to keep up with Blonde as a mom. I have needed my hair colored for almost 3 months now.. and still haven’t found the time. It’s sad right? Like I have to set a reminder in my phone to get my eyebrows waxed… I believe that we should still take care of ourselves when we are moms. I honestly do. But it’s hard. It’s not because I don’t want to. It’s just hard finding the time. Because a trip to the salon is easily 2 hours of your day. I just wish they would open a salon with random hours for moms. Like hey… come in and get your hair done at 5am so you can make it to the 3 birthday parties, 1 soccer game, and family get together this Saturday. I mean seriously. Does anyone else feel this way? I would be all about getting up at 5am on the weekend for some updated color on my head. Or even… a 9pm weekday… after the kids are in bed? Hey hunny, I’m going to run out now and get my hair done. I am sure he would love that 2 hours to just binge watch whatever Alien documentary I refuse to watch with him on Netflix. And well… I would be happy to sit in that salon chair with the IPad and watch the 2 episodes of Nashville, The voice… or whatever show I mentioned behind that I fell behind on last week. I can’t be the only one that feels this way right? I feel like if I want my hair done I need to use a vacation day at work… and who wants to do that?
… by now it would be time to get the kids ready for the day. And I would set myself another reminder to make that much-needed hair/eyebrow appt that I have put off now for weeks…. And say our goodbye’s.
Until next week…