Unlucky Joy

What are the odd that a couple in their 40s would have two wedding events for two of their friends on the same weekend?

imageAdam and I only have two single friends left and unfortunately one is getting married in Oklahoma today and the other is having a bachelorette party in Vegas.

Adam and I both shortened our trips and tried to overlap as little as possible, which means we will both be doing a bit of single parenting. Anjelica will do the rest.

imageThis morning I played super mom. I took all for boys to Starbucks on my own. I got a lot of looks. Not all good.

I took them out to the park for a run around in case Anjelica couldn’t later.

Then I went to Costco to print pictures for Ben’s homework.

I finished up all the homework, did the laundry, and tended to Aaron’s finger, which got caught in a hinge.

My was it only 10:30?

Ben's homework

Ben’s homework

I got lunch on the table next and drove jack to soccer. His friend would drive him home. It was time for me to leave for the airport.

For some reason, I was paralyzed. I was almost in tears leaving everyone. I stood next to another soccer mom until she said, “Just pull the cord. Get out of here.”

In the car over I felt light. I hadn’t realized the responsibility of motherhood weighed so heavily on me. I also felt queasy. After spending so many years catering to everyone else I wasn’t sure how to act on my own anymore.

I certainly noticed things had changed since I was a world traveller. The guy in front of me at security had two laptops. The guy behind me had 2 smartphones. I had two pieces of dried up rice crispy treats stuck in my collar.

Just as I was feeling the anxiety, I received a text from Holly. She was booking me spa treatments. Everything was going to be great. I can’t wait to see this group of girlfriends that have been in my heart for over 20 years.

I packed my nice camera, but who knows if I’ll get any photos for my readers. After all you know what they say about what happens in Vegas…

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