If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you THANK YOU. Thank you for calling me and giving me an hour where I laughed as we compared how our girls drive us crazy. I would tell you that somehow, someway, we would meet in person someday. Even if it means I drive across the country.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you that the whole balance my life thing isn’t quite working out.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for coming to a PTA event with me, even though we both know the only reason you went is because I asked you. While it’s not physics you cannot deny there was still an egg involved.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you I am freaking freezing. Doesn’t Mother Nature know it’s May? When the heck is it going to get warm!
If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you it was a mistake to teach the children to talk. We have officially entered the eye-roll, sigh and debate portion of tweendom. I know I was a tween. I know I did this to my parents. I know I survived the experience. I know it was much easier being the tween than the rational parent in the situation.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you that Bridget touched dirt. Willingly touched dirt and helped me plant our seedlings. I have no idea if we will be successful in our gardening attempt. But it doesn’t matter to me if we grow weeds or corn. Bridget touched dirt.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would tell you that it’s the night before the school committee election. I would agree that yes it is a difficult position, that it is a lot of work and so much time out of the house. It’s worth it though, because I know I am having an impact on our town. I hope it’s a positive impact.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would give you a book recommendation. “The Things We Keep” by Sally Hepworth. I could not put it down. It’s about two women. One who has early onset Alzheimer’s in her late 30’s and the other who has had her life completely disrupted. It’s not an easy breezy summer read. It is one that will stay with you and make you think about the choices you make for those you love.
If we were having a glass of wine, I would ask you how your week was going?
You are making a positive impact on your town and on the world. Clinking my wine glass to yours.