What I do have a hard time admitting is that she’s growing up. When she started spending more and more time in her bedroom alone, I felt the tables turning. She listens to a lot of music, is always making some sort of craft (heaven help me with her recent love affair of making mounds and mounds of slime) and can often be found talking to herself (you do what you gotta do when you’re an only child). When she came to me a couple of months ago and casually brought up that one of our favorite bands was touring, I brushed it off. Bring a 10 year old to a concert that wasn’t a teeny bopper band? I had my doubts. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I randomly decided to look up the ticket prices- only $35 each for seats (I knew general admission was out of the question). My first concert was New Kids on the Block. My mom had passed away by that point and when that memory came to my mind, I knew that I wanted to have that memory with her. I knew that we’d be able to sing the songs together and I knew that her first concert would be a memory that she’d always remember. So this past weekend, I got to do something fun with someone I love a whole lot (along with a pretty awesome husband who took a half day from work to drive us to the Mohegan Sun in CT and waited for us to get out since it was a mommy/daughter date)…..
Whenever I start back up with running each Spring, I typically start out by using the Couch to 5K program and I might start using it again, but I think that I’m going to try out just running more than the program has you start off with. I’m going to stop allowing my asthma (athletic induced) get in the way. And I’m going to make sure that Max gets to point (he’s a bird dog) at all of the furry animals he sees along the way!! Happy running!!