Sav here, reporting live from eastern Idaho.
Milly and Pal were in our neck of the woods earlier this week. They asked if I wanted to be kidnapped for one last hurrah as a one-child mom, and I was like, “um, obviously”, so here we are. Poor CK has been left at home to his own devices, which include but are not limited to excessive Cafe Rio intake, a pile of chores, and strict instructions not to watch White Collar without me, on penalty of death.
It’s been a blast already. Future plans include the zoo, the lake, a jaunt down to Utah, and probably several trips to Costco (as per usual). CK’s family is just so fun to be around; I still don’t know how I lucked out this much.
So, I’m a major idiot and failed to realize that the plans I’d made with Fraulein were in fact for yesterday and not this coming Thursday — lucky for me, Fraulein is used to my fallibility and very sweetly offered to drive out of her way to meet up with me here in Pocatello. Seeing her. Was. Awesome. I had the best time chatting kids and life plans and feminist theology with her. We didn’t get any pictures together because see above, I’m an idiot. After she left, Roxy commented that we are obviously kindred spirits, and I’d have to agree. Thanks again, lady! Let’s not let so much time pass before our next meetup.
For most of that afternoon, the gals and I watched Chip and Rocket run around in their birthday suits and play in the sprinkler. Man, being a toddler must rule. At one point, my little sir dropped a popsicle RIGHT on his bare man parts and was very understandably upset. Being the sympathetic mother that I am, I rinsed him off while laughing until actual tears rolled down my cheeks. Ohhh mercy.
There *is* going to be a lot of driving this week, so cross your fingers that Moose doesn’t decide to turn my cervix into a trampoline en route. At least not any more than he already has.
One last word: Today is Jargo’s 23rd birthday. Happy birthday, ya filthy animal! I love your face and all of you.
What are you up to this fine Friday?
Currently listening to: Mirrors by Justin Timberlake