This weekend was different. It was spontaneous and fun and definetly founded on the goal to do sweet F all. But it's also been overwashed by a feeling of anticipation at returning to the busy, routined schedule that is motherhood. It seems I'm not entirely cut out for this totally-free, childless school-holiday-period like I thought. I'm missing Hazel a lot. My mind is elsewhere. My heart is elsewhere. She's back in our hometown for the school holidays because she's a free wee spirit and spending her precious time off in a holiday programme she doesn't really like, with people she barely knows, doesn't fuel that spirit. She needs to be running wild and sharing her humor with the people she loves, and refinding her steps at parks she grew up spinning bars in and pools she's bombed since she could walk. So I flew with Hazel to our second home and dropped her in the centre of an endless flow of attention and playdates. She has a social calender so full it puts mine to shame. But there's still another week to go and I'm gut-deep missing her. It doesn't feel quite right without her emerging from my room on the daily with one (or possibly 2) of my lipsticks layered on and around her lips. I'm missing her warm Sunday cuddles that bring clumps of matted morning hair to my face, and the hurrying early calls to 'get up! What are we doing today?!' Instead I'm lying here scrolling photos of her with my heart all fuzzy and snug in the comfort of knowing she's living the high life at Nanny and Poppa's. She'll be lapping up the love like cute wide-eyed royalty and she's happy so I'm happy.
Don't get me wrong - love being unproductive sometimes. I love momentarily doing sweet F all. But I'll choose the busy chaos over a weekend's freedom anytime. I need her fiery little spirit as much as she needs her Sunday morning cuddles. So I'll get back to screenshotting Snapchats of her laughing at fart jokes with her friend mid-sleepover, sipping coffee and plotting how to nail this thing called freedom 😘💗💖
Mommy and me, fashion and tea! Come in with your little ones for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a light breakfast, Mother’s Day crafts, photo time and a gift for mom. Call Concierge for tickets. 312-454-1515 ext 1690. Space is limited! #mommyandme#mothersday2018 🌺🌸 #nordstromchi#michiganave
Mommy and me, fashion and tea! Come in with your little ones for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a light breakfast, Mother’s Day crafts, photo time and a gift for mom. Call Concierge for tickets. 312-454-1515 ext 1699. Space is limited! #mommyandme#mothersday2018 🌺🌸 #nordstromchi#michiganave
Turquoise buckets + words like “pink icing” to market these blueberry bushes. Maaaan, did they see me coming. Just doing my part for #EarthDay . I also channeled my 14 yr old self and used the sun and a 🍋 to lighten my hair this afternoon — saving the earth one strand at a time. Whoop whoop!
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