Spring Fling’s Then and Now…
My two favorite things about my twenties are:
1. Every single scandalous and wild time I’ll get to shock my grandkids with one day far, far away.
2. That they are over. Phew! How I survived all that fun, I’ll never know.
This spring break as I take my two kids home to Reno for a nice, long visit with old friends and family, I can’t help but remember what life used to be like….
Then: Lake Havasu, sweating and grinding on the dance floor. Mike the Marine’s shoulders and a face to absolutely die for. A pup tent on a sandy beach and one hell of a hangover the next day. Only one other person in the whole wide world looked at me like that. Wow.
Now: Iron-on transfers to pillowcases of photos of hugs with Boo and Moon’s cousins. The cousins are at that pre-teen age where they are fighting to tolerate little kid adoration. Barbies and Bakugan aren’t fun anymore, but the cousins try and I love them so much for it.
Then: A dance off to win the cage in the middle of the dance floor. The two hot chicks I came with and I killed it and wouldn’t let that cage go for anything. Not even for another shot.
Now: Monopoly money pretending it’s real money and my sweet little 4-year old girl putting fake dollars in her wallet which also double as her panties. Uh-oh, mama. Keep an eye on that one!
Then: The spark of hope that these impossibly green eyes might just be the ones that will love me for the rest of my life.
Now: Crystal blue eyes that fill my soul and twinkle with delight over the latest belly laugh.
Spring--and love--is in the air. Even now, after I’ve changed in my cool card for something even better. The mom card.
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