Thursday, September 06, 2007
Maternal Instincts: 1
I have been getting up every morning to walk with a good friend. It is getting to the point where I miss it if I don't do it... it makes me feel wonderful, sets me up for a good day physically and psychologically.
Today I decided to stay home. It was Petra's first day of high school.
It was a good move. My very bright, reasonably organized daughter lost her schedule. She also lost her key (with which she let herself into the house last night). She had a mini meltdown. Then she said. "I'm sorry Mom, that I've been so... you, know... this morning." She said this with an earnest, plaintive gaze and tone.
I love this girl. She is off, with a healthy lunch she made herself, the schedule (Mom found it) and a key (Mom's key). She got into a car with BFF and NIB (Best Friend Forever and Nearly Invisible Boyfriend... though he does kind of look like Harry Potter), and BFF's dad drove them off into a brave new world.
I love this girl.