A few days ago I was scared. I have not been feeling very well for a few
weeks months but I’m a mom and I don’t have time to go to the doctor for myself. There are lunches to be packed, clothes to be set, dinners to be served and extra curricular activities to attend. I ended up in the hospital over the weekend because I could not shake not feeling like “me”. Anyway, this week I had a ton of tests scheduled. The first one being on Tuesday. I was very scared.
My mother was kind enough to kidnap my son and stay with him which left me with my two girls. I received a phone call that my appointment was going to be pushed back once I was already hunting for a parking spot in New York City. What do you do when you have time to kill to go to New York City? You go to Victorian Gardens, right? We only had an hour to enjoy the park and they were able to get on every ride. They laughed, bonded and danced. They had a great time. Once our hour was up and it was time to go, they asked me for a horse and carriage ride. I asked them if they wanted to wait for the weekend and enjoy it with their father as well. “No, the weekend isn’t promised.” said Penelope. She was right, we hopped on a purple carriage and began our overpriced 20 minute ride through the park. My daughters talked about princesses, showed me how to wave to peasants and even gave me lessons on how to do a fancy laugh, all in 15 minutes. Then Penelope asked me if I was happy, I told her I was. I noticed she had tears coming down her face and asked her why she was crying and then this tiny little person said to me, “Sometimes your body gets so overwhelmed with happiness that the only way your body can release it is not through laughter but through tears. I’m just very happy mommy.” How could I not ugly cry to that?
I can’t believe it took me having a health scare to have these not overpriced but priceless 20 minutes with my daughters. Sophia told me she would remember that day forever and has thanked me for it every day since. Little does she know that I am the one that is forever thankful.
Here are a few pictures of our afternoon. Notice the before and after hair on all of us. Humidity in New York is not a laughing matter.