On the left is Cinnamon (yes, her real name), I know I've mentioned her before. She is an amazing person, and you know what I love about her? She is game for anything. She has an adventurous spirit. Her "must have on her at all times" list includes a wallet, passport, cell phone and her motorcycle license . For the sole purpose that maybe she'll get a call that says, " Hey, want to go to Ixtapa tomorrow night?" She has actually gotten that very call, and found herself 48 hours later lying by the pool at a resort in Mexico. You know what is on my "must have in my purse at all times" list: wipes, a sippy cup, inhaler, goldfish crackers, two lollipops, bandaids, androgynous change of clothes size 5t, and I could go on and on. *yawn... I just bored myself by typing out that list*
If I got a phone call asking me to go to Mexico, it would take 1,000 phone calls and a logistical miracle to pull it off. I love my family... love being with them... however, they cramp my spontaneity. I was telling Mr. Man about how the term "ball and chain" describes what I feel when it came to being a young mom with an adventurous spirit, and his response, "Carpe Diem, seize the next opportunity when it strikes." So, I packed my bags and went to Paris the next day and never returned. The End. I wish! I didn't go to Paris. However, on Saturday Night I was in the middle of making dinner when Laura (pictured above) of Auntie Laura fame called me. "Hey, I'm going to the Park tonight, come meet me!" (The Park = Disneyland to those who rule the Disney Empire) So I seized the opportunity and went out for the evening. So much fun, I laughed a lot, didn't talk about school woes or tantrums the whole evening. It was a good reminder to say yes more often... take advantage of opportunities and indulge myself in a little self nurturing.
Anyone want to go Ixtapa on Thursday?