Saturday, July 12, 2008

me and julio down by the schoolyard

Summer nights we walk. We sometimes get a coffee or walk around the park. Lately we've been sitting in the bleachers of neighborhood softball games. M loves it, there are usually other kids on the grass and they all run around and J and I sit and watch people we do not know hit the ball well and not so well. Tonight was perfect, a nice breeze and a rousing game. The umpire took a softball in the groin and the players and fans alike all started cracking up. What is it about grown men getting hit in the nuts that makes everyone laugh, I wonder and yet it's true, we are all 12 years old.

M and I are headed off for a girls weekend of sorts, two girls on a plane and then my baby goes to my parents and I get to spend a weekend with my two best friends, women I see just once a year. We plan this weekend all year long, the one time all three of us are in the same country. This year we've decided to sit poolside and not lift a finger all weekend long. We'll catch up on the politics in the Middle East and who has travelled where and how long our hair has grown, one friend comes from Syria and the other has amusingly turned into something of a socialite so her house is like a fancy spa. But she's good to us and she'll pretend not to notice when we use all her fancy face cream on our legs and put our dirty feet on her expensive couch just like we always do because again no matter how old we get we are all still 12 years old.


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20 comments:

Madge said...

How wonderful to have friends like that. Have a great weekend.

Omaha Mama said...

Wow - that sounds fun! Have a great time.
What reverts me to jr. high is when someone says something that can be taken dirty. I'm a giggly mess sometimes.

hypoglycemiagirl said...

sounds fabulous, enjoy the weekend!

ALM said...

Ahhh.... that sounds so nice! Enjoy!

Kyla said...

Yes, we are all still 12 years old inside, at least a little bit.

Have a wonderful time, jen!

Janet said...

If you can't be perpetually 12 years old with your friends, then life just isn't worth living.

Enjoy.

Lara said...

ENJOY this time. It sounds like it comes around much less often than it should!

ms chica said...

I could use a weekend like that. Have fun...like I really need to say that.

Magpie said...

the intimate girls weekend before the blowout girls weekend?

have fun.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Awesome, have fun!

flutter said...

sounds lovely, and needed

slackermommy said...

Good for you! All girl weekends are good for the female soul.

Pgoodness said...

have a fabulous time, and make sure your 12 year old self tells some horrible knock-knock jokes! :-)

Denguy said...

I like that--that sounds splendid.
I want to have that, too.

kgirl said...

Have a great time, you crazy kids.

QT said...

Like I need to tell you - have a wonderful time, sweets!

hele said...

I want to be 12 and put my dirty feet on a couch next to yours

ewe are here said...

Have a great time!

Defiantmuse said...

dude. I'm jealous. that sounds like so much fun. I'm in the same boat, I get to see my best friend maybe once a year. But those few wonderful days sort of carry us for the rest of the year.

ah. and next week, dude? it's so on. Hellz yeah.

Bon said...

i think i remember you mentioning this weekend last year, and both times i have felt this strange sigh of envy and delight pass through me, because it just sounds so good.