It's been three weeks since I met SloMo and her family. I almost forgot about these webcam pics - until she emailed them to me (a while ago, I'm just way behind). I'm pretty sure this was day two of our visit. We were still getting to know each other. But I'm telling you, I miss this kid like I miss my own.
It's just the way I am. I tend to bond with kids and dogs first. But don't be fooled - I miss SloMo every day. It was almost easier before we met in person. I mean, we love each other and all, but we didn't really miss each other. We had everything our friendship was built on - our journals, email, IMs and the phone. Now we have the distance factor.
Sometimes I just wish we lived right around the corner from each other. I could take the kids out from under her feet for a few hours. She and I could have coffee and a late-night chat at her kitchen table. We could watch a movie on her new cozy furniture - or we could go out to a movie. I could get that ride on Hel's bike. Can't believe I missed that opportunity. There just wasn't enough time. Yeah, yeah, I know - Next time.
But come on, how cool would it be if she could meet us at the beach for an afternoon? Or have dinner in Santa Monica? Or come for a morning hike? Her kids could play with fishboy. And they could torture Hunny. Hmm, on second thought....
Ah, no worries. Hunny can hold her own. She's great with kids - as long as she can outrun them.
Anyway, that's my nostalgic moment of the night.