Even in Vegas, the adult capital of the US, I felt like I could not escape it. At the pool, the only teen mommy in a 100 mile radius has to plop down next to us, complete with infant, Red B.ull, Bikini, & her BFF. It could not have been more clear that she was more into her best friend and their tanning then her own daughter. The baby was covered in a rash and yet that didn't stop mommy of the year from slathering her in sunscreen and dipping her in the chemical filled pool in 108 degree heat. Then, she couldn't be bothered to give the baby her bottle, because that interfered with tanning, so she propped the bottle on a towel and sighed saying, "When are you gonna be able to do this yourself???"
In stark contrast to teen mommy, we had twin mommy who had her shit together. She looked amazing in her bikini, had 2 cute as a button infant twin boys and just exuded confidence. She was gorgeous, tanned, fit, coiffed and otherwise perfect despite the 108 degree heat and lugging twins and the "stuff" down to the pool. Did I mention, hubby was no where in sight and she was calm, cool and collected. I would have been a flabby, sweaty, stressed-out disaster case!
I wish I could say it has gotten better since we have been back home, but the house has never seemed bigger or more empty. Our lives feel incomplete. This weekend we ran errands, saw a movie, cooked yummy dinners, played tennis, & went to Barnes and Noble for a few hours. Sounds great, right??? It was and yet there was an absence that permeated everything. Summer, to me, is all about kids...
Anyway, in other news, I am honored to be the recipient of the Pink Rose Award from Christi!
Thank you Christi for being an amazing friend and source of support!!!
M. because us B-lo girls need to stick together!! We have so much in common and I wish we still lived in Buffalo so we could be friends in real life:)
Lisa because she got some great news this week on the medical front. I am so happy for you! I hope it is just the beginning of all kinds of great news for you!
I also nominate any one else who reads my blog that hasn't been nominated yet - you all deserve to be recognized - you are amazing women! Thank you all for your support!
Here's how to pass it on:1. On your blog, copy and paste the award, these rules, a link back to the person who selected you, and a link to this post: http://smartone.typepad.com/smartone/2008/05/pink-is-my-favo.html. You will find the story behind the Pink Rose Award and other graphics to choose from there.
2. Select as many award recipients as you would like, link to their blogs (if they have one), and explain why you have chosen them.
3. Let them know that you have selected them for an award by commenting on one of their posts.
4. If you are selected, pass it on by giving the Pink Rose Award to others.
5. If you find that someone you want to nominate has already been selected by someone else, you can still honor them by posting a comment on their award post stating your reasons for wishing to grant them the award.
6. You do not have to wait until someone nominates you to nominate someone else.