Being Hope's mom is a full time job. It is my job to help her care for her hygiene as well. If you are a male reading this, I think you can possibly appreciate that. What would you do if, someone left you in charge of this task? Beg that the care giver stay home? Make the care giver give up a weekend away because of someones hygiene problem? Privately vomit at the thought of the task at hand?????
I texted Bissy and said, "No matter what dad says, tell him that you will take her for the weekend. And I will pay you big time when I get home!"
All went well while I was gone. I even took this Girls Weekend on my husbands birthday.
Who does that????? My mom and aunt bought him a red velvet cake. Not that he likes it or they like it. They bought Red Velvet because the grocery store was out of Carrot Cake. They may or may not have sang Happy Birthday......I. Wasn't. There.
Since I played the cheap card about parking at the airport, I was given a ride to and from the airport. Tom picked me up on Sunday evening. This is not a normal experience for him. He really doesn't know MY rules about airport pickup. Here they are.
1. You park out in front of the terminal by the baggage claim and wait for me.
2. You do not bring children.
3. If you bring Children, you do not take them into the terminal.
You may think that this is trite and I shouldn't have rules. But I know what happens when one adult is in charge of Hope and any number of grandchildren ( Harper this time)
1. No one listens to you.
2. They run around.
3. They want to buy everything in the gift shop.
My flight was 15 minutes early. I called Tom, no answer. I always take carry on because I like to just get to where I need to get! I went to my designated pickup spot and waited and waited and waited. With 1% power left on my phone, I called him again, no answer. I called Bissy. She said that he was at the airport with Harper and Hope. Good Lord!!! What about my Rules!!!
Before going back into the airport, I peered down the front parking area. At our small airport you can actually park in front. I saw my car WAAAAAYYYY down there. First rule broken.
Then I saw Harper and Hope bolting out of the Delta entrance door with Tom at a slow clip behind.
"MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!" It is fun to have a greeting like that! Harper was all about wanting a present, and Hope was just plain happy to see me.
I stood there for a moment, with my broken rules flashing through my head. They are just rules. No one died. Yes it was stressful for Tom when he was trying to get the girls off of the Jungle Gym that is set up in the airport and neither would listen. Hope was wearing MY dress, which meant she was showing her underwear while on it and remember the whole pyramid thang. Wearing my Dress was another Broken Rule. That is a house rule...stay out of my closet. She even had my purse. She looked darling. Hope did run to the gift shop and Tom got her out before she saw the purses and hats. He was glad I was home. His first question, " Did you have a good time?" Sweet, and Yes.
This trip was very impromtu. I have joined a company called Color Street. I sell, finger nail polish strips. Crazy easy to put on. It is a product that is afforable and all women love to have beautiful nails. Check it out click here Cinda's Color Street Website
I would love to send you a sample or get together with you. I promise, I have no rules for this!
|I traveled to Detroit, MI for the first Color Street Conference|