|DIARY OF AN URBAN MILKMAID|
|Being spontaneous is hard for me. I feel more secure when I'm planning every part of my day. I think it comes from being raised in a sick, alcoholic family, where chaos reigned. Anyway, I like to plan.
Yesterday, we had planned to go to the "Fairfax District", so the kid could have a face-to-face meeting with a little on-line girfriend she's been in contact with for a couple of years. The girl was visiting out here for the holidays, and it seemed like a great opportunity to get together. So, we drove out, and they met on the street corner (apparently, the girl, Jamie, doesn't tell her parents she has on-line friends - so she told them she'd met my kid at the Farmer's Market just a few days ago...). It was adorable to see those two girls together! They were EXACTLY alike!
I'm waiting in the car, because we only had a few minutes before she and her mom went to the Century City mall - and of course - my kid comes running back to me - with an invitation to join them... The girl's mom came over to the car, eyeballing me like I'm an axe murderer - and says why don't we follow them to the mall.
Normally, my anti-social tendencies would have me declining and hauling my kid back home. But she was having such a good time, and it's important that she have positive experiences with kids her age - so I said yes, and followed people I didn't know from Adam, to a mall I'd never been to in my life - for whatever adventure was to follow.
It was fine!
We all sort of split up when we got there. I bought the girls lunch at the food court, and we went our separate ways with a plan to meet back up in a couple of hours.
I guess the kid somehow charmed the mom. She was telling me how great she was, and how she should come to visit them in Chicago. I was no longer an axe murderer.
After that, I just needed to go home and relax. Being spontaneous wore me right out.
On a completely different note - Go out and purchase this month's Vanity Fair Magazine (the one with Jackie Kennedy on the cover). There is a FANTASTIC article about Bush et al - and exactly HOW we got into this nightmare in Iraq. Go now. Do it!
That is all.
|Buh Bye! |
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|Marriage is love.|