"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity."
Maximus, Gladiator
"Our creator would never have made such lovely days, and given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend Night-Date Night

I have a million things to do: work on my some translations, prepare a few things for my class on Sunday, clean the house, do my eyebrows... but my baby is sleeping, Princess at a birthday party and my boys are "cleaning" their rooms. I love the buzzing of the ceiling fun, and seeing the curtains flutter. It's sunny outside, and the sounds of the brook in the backyard, the wind chimes, and the birds singing are lulling me to sleep. I know I just posted about how tired I am all the time, especially on Mondays, and I'm extremely tired now, but hey! It's Friday!!!! Fridays are always my favorite day of the week. Last week my Swan Princess had a ballet recital and they gave two performances. It was Saturday, and that usually means soccer games. So I was driving back and forth all day, dressing my little ballerina, picking up tickets for the show, grandparents to attend the show, etc. Gorgeous Boy stayed at the neighbors' after his soccer game which was at the same time of the performance. So that night, I got to go on a date with my handsome son to watch his gorgeous sister. I loved listening to his conversation about school and webkins and bullies. I just couldn't stop looking at him. And then it was the turn to cheer for Princess. She looked so slender and feminine, almost like a fairy. And she didn't forget any of the steps. It lasted all of 3 minutes, but I really enjoyed watching the second act of Swan Lake which was performed by the professional dancers. Some of the girls from my young women's group were there. They are so talented!!!! 
Gorgeous Boy was so worried--we didn't have any flowers for our ballerina, so I invited them on a date and we went to the Village Inn where their father and I met exactly 10 years ago. Can it really be 10 years? I ordered the same thing we always ordered when we were dating, one of those succulent skillets, a strawberry shake and a ... Coke! The kids were so shocked to see me having a soda! Princess didn't know if she should laugh or cry. My poor babies. I really have them brainwashed. Who would have thought that one day I would be sharing a table with my kids at the place I met their father 10 years ago? It was so surreal, and bittersweet. I just don't think I could miss him any more than I do now! Sometimes I think I can do it on my own, but no, I really need him too. 
So tonight is date night, and "Prince Caspian" just came out. A lot of people might think I'm crazy, but I'm taking all my kids to the movies. I better hurry to get my make-up and hair done. My dates are waiting!!!     

1 comment:

  1. Que linda que te estas diviertiendo con tus ninos. Es increible que puedas hacer todo eso con cuatro, yo me vuelvo loca con dos. Leer tu blog me inspira a ser una mejor mama.
    Besos a ti y a tus chiquitos.
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