We hadn't seen each other in 20 years. I LOVE seeing people that I knew as a child and meeting their families. It is so interesting to me to see their kids and how their lives have turned out. We had plans to ski with our kids together in Tahoe for a day and unfortunately we ended up at two different ski resorts. We decided to meet for a quick bite to eat before they had to go. Now, taking my kids in public is a gamble in and of itself but, a restaurant is almost always a sure fire scene. After introductions and 30 seconds...my youngest becomes this Tazmanian Devil that cannot be contained.
"Mommy I need more water."
"But you have water."
"But I need more...I am so thirsty."
"Finish the water you have and I will give you more."
Volume is increasing with each exchange.
"But, I am really thirsty and I am going to drink all of that water and I need more."
Trying to keep it peaceful..."OK" I give her water.
"Mommy, you know what?"
Oh crap...OMG, what is she going to say? Please, don't let it be something about my period. Ignore, ignore, ignore...
"Mommy, you know what?" (even louder, cannot ignore anymore)
"Ummm, OK, I was not scared by that."
"Oh OK, now that scared me."
I am really hoping the food comes quickly at this point...I am thinking why must she behave like a heathen in front of my high school friend.
THEN she breaks into song...
"Sigmund the Sea Monster and Johnny and Scott are friends."
She then explains the plot line of this horrible 70's show that I used to watch as a child.
"Johnny and Scott find this sea monster and they are friends."
Back to the song now..."Sigmund the Sea Monster..."
I am dying at this point...I tell her to "turn down the volume."
"But, I don't have a volume button, Mommy."
CLEARLY, you do not my sweet girl. I wouldn't trade her for anything...well...umm, no, I wouldn't trade her for anything.