the simple life

Both of the boys are at sleepaway now. We took Bryan up to NC on Saturday and brought him to his camp on Sunday morning. I am so proud of him; he just cried a little, kept repeating “you are picking me up on July 21, not Daddy and Jason” but then he said “bye Mommy”, “bye Daddy”. I kind of think he wanted us to leave so it wouldn’t be so painful for him. The camp said he cried a little that night and has repeated many times “Mommy is picking me up on July 21” but overall he’s been great. They are limiting him to 4x per day of saying “Mommy is picking me up on July 21”. That sounds so funny to me. He usually says things like that every 20 seconds, what the heck is their secret?? I am going to a parent seminar the day before pick up, they better tell me how they do it. He also ate spaghetti last night. WTF? That kid hasn’t eaten pasta since he was in a high chair. Last year they got him to eat tuna fish.

Tomorrow night we get to talk to Jason on the phone, first time I’ve heard that cutie pie voice since June 24. Can’t wait. The house is quiet and I”m focusing on doing all of the cleaning and throwing out in their rooms without fuss.

Looking forward to the weekend, just relaxing, seeing friends, simple stuff. The best stuff.

People matter.

One of the nicest things happened to me today. One of my friends gave me a gift, or should I say two gifts. One was this great t-shirt, “Dang Strong” another Dang Chicks t-shirt, those chicks are some smart chicks and the other was real, true, friendship.   There is nothing more meaningful and touching than when someone takes the time to do something nice and unexpected for you. I am over the moon!! The fact that this friend, who is wonderful, smart and funny, would take the time out to go and do this for me is killer. I always feel embarrassed and undeserving of such things, perhaps a Jewish guilt thing or a me thing, but nevertheless the sentiment has lifted me up and made me feel like the world is a pretty good place. We are packing up to take Bryan to camp and this shirt will be the first thing I put in my suitcase. I am so looking forward to a change of scenery, having Bryan go for this unbelievable experience at camp, and then going to Atlanta to see some great friends that I haven’t seen in so long! For today I am going to enjoy where I am right now. Truly the best part of any trip or time off is the anticipation and excitement you get right before leaving. Who knows, I might even pack some lingerie!!