I am counting the hours until tomorrow afternoon. It is at that time that I will be leaving for my annual Girlie Weekend with my girlfriends in Pittsburgh.YIIIPPPEEEEEEEE! Can you tell that I am excited?
Every year, we go to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware and laze around. Depending on the year, we have had as few as three or as many as 6 or 7 girls--depending on who could make it. This year, however, we are mixing things up a bit. Annie, Jenny and I are flying out of Pittsburgh to Philly on Friday to hang out with our friend Lisa. Lisa wishes she could lounge on the beach this year, but she can't--she is due to have her baby ANY SECOND. It is our hope that we can amuse her until that happens. I don't want to miss this for anything.
When I gave birth to my daughters, we were in New Jersey, where we had no family to be with us when it was happening. Lisa was the only friend I had who was close enough to visit me both times (and still decided to have a baby anyway!) I would love to be able to do the same for her. When we are not entertaining Lisa, we three will be having spa treatments, drinking champagne, shopping, eating and visting our friend Joe's bar! Please don't hate me!!!
That said, I must admit that I miss my girls already, particularly Peaches. This will be the first time I have left her. They will, however, be in the capable hands of their Daddy and Gramma. I am past the stage that every mother goes through, thinking that only I can take care of my baby, but I still worry. I am pretty sure that Baby Girl won't even realize I am gone, what with the nine trips to "Donalds" and the closet full of new clothes she will more than likely have. I will also find new books and toys days after Gramma is gone.
At any rate, I am sure I will even forget that I HAVE children once Jenny starts pouring the champagne Thursday night...