Monday, July 09, 2007

been there, done that

Another of life's milestones crossed off the list. The ten-year high school reunion has come and gone. It was way more fun that I anticipated. Of course, realizing that enough people were walking through the doors to pay for the event helped me have a lot more fun. Otherwise, I would've been walking around to everyone begging for money. As it turns out, I only had to beg for money when the kegs were floated and we had to pull together enough money to buy another one. Luckily, the more intoxicated people were more than willing to pony up. All in all, it was a great party, and it was really, really nice to see people again. I've gone through the past ten years being pretty indifferent about most of the people I graduated with, but it's nice to be reminded that I know some great people.

I was also really glad that all my high school insecurities did not come back with a vengeance. I had this fear that I would get there and feel like everyone hated me. It didn't go down that way. It probably doesn't hurt that M and I looked great...and I don't look like I just gave birth. Except in the boobs. Those suckers scream "MILK JUGS!" It also helps that I am so super happy with my life. M had asked me a few days before the reunion if I am where I thought I'd be in life ten years after I graduated high school. No, I'm not. I'm also not the same person I was ten years ago. Ten years ago, I didn't want to get married or have kids. I was super ambitious. I wanted to be a lawyer or a lobbyist or the president. You know, something big. Now I realize that being a mom is the biggest thing that I could ever hope to be. For me. It's not for everyone, I suppose.

Moving on...
Baby girl had a good time hanging out with the family. She was, of course, a perfect angel when I left her with them while we went to the reunion. She then decided to stay up most of the night when we got home. I think it was her way of punishing me for making her take a bottle.

Speaking of the girl...she is so close to crawling. I mean, thisclose. She just has to put two and two together. I'm also pretty sure that we're going to achieve teeth in the next couple of days. This could be a big week for S. Fingers crossed.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Very glad to hear that some people enjoy their h.s. reunions. Feather Nester and I didn't even have one, and it would be basically useless anyway as all you have to do is go downtown on Christmas night and you're there.

On a separate note, I showed B. the adorable picture of daddy and baby girl which immediately made him whine "I want a baaaabbbbyyyy." :) :)

paul and kelly said...

I love who you are now. I'm glad you do too.

So you made me want to go to my h.s. reunion 20% more than I used to want to go, which was at like 20% to begin with, so now we are at a grand total of 40%. We'll see where that percentage is at in a few years when it rolls around.

I can't hardly believe stella is about crawling! AHHH! She is amazing.

yay for milk jug boobs.

kelly