We took to the park today to enjoy some of the sunny weather that came along on the heels of several days of cloudy, raininess. Symbolic for my life this week, no? A little sunshine goes a long way towards improving my attitude. Although, as the beautiful and talented Kristi tells me, those who live in sunny locals long for cloudy days, so it just goes to show you that no one is ever happy.
We enjoyed ourselves at the park, as usual. Sophie was her usual flirty little self. She quickly made friends with a 2 1/2 year old girl and the two of them spent an hour running around together while her mother and I had a nice talk. I keep reading about snobby or snooty moms at playgrounds, and maybe I have just been lucky, but every one that I have met has been super nice.
After our new friends left, Sophie and I were hanging out next to the big kid swings when a little girl came up to me. She was about four years old, with a blond pony tail, and just as precocious as could be.
Little Blond Cutie (LBC): Did you see a little girl over here?
Me: What does she look like?
LBC: She has skin like mine and she was on that swing over there.
Me: When was she there?
LBC: Just a few minutes ago. She's pretend.
Me: Oh, well...wait, she's pretend?
Me: (blink, blink)
Me: I'm sorry, I didn't see her.
LBC: (looks around perturbed and runs off)
Maybe I should have said I had seen her.
PS - Thanks for all of your kind comments yesterday. I had publishing remorse as soon as I hit the button. Sharing makes me feel kind of oogy. A little good, but also a little weird. I don't really like to open up that depressing can of worms, but some days it's all that will come out. It's comforting to know that I'm not alone.
Have a great weekend!