Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Little Porn For You...You're Welcome


I haven't forgotten about you.  We're too busy up here dropping trees on four-wheelers and being all snarky and stuff.  In other news Claire got clocked (finally) by one of her brothers and so we've reached for a NEW parenting book to see what sort of bag of tricks we can now fling over our shoulders.  I'll tell ya how that works out for us. 

But something has happened as of late that has gotten me to thinking about my life.  I mean when you were a little kid and you pictured yourself as a forty year old what did you imagine?  Seriously, did you think you would have the life you have right now?  Like, did you really think you'd have 8 dogs, a donkey and a miniature pony?  Or did you think you'd have the option to own two houses on Lake Champlain?  Or did you imagine that you'd be driving around in a mini-van?  I think I've covered my three readers here.  But seriously, I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined that I'd be welcome in a group of friends that has pushed every single limit I've ever imagined myself having.


A couple of weekends ago we had ourselves a No Pants Party.

 

I can't tell you the number of men who when I told them about it said, "What?  No boys allowed?  Seriously?"  Hells yes, seriously.  How could we ever don wigs and underwear and shoot jello shots till we puke with our better halves around?




 I don't really know what happens to us but there is this unbridled comfort level that lets us pull out all the stops and let down our hair, or wear a wig, or take it off, or dance like we have the ability, or....LOVE OURSELVES COMPLETELY.
 


I was surprised to have snagged Paul Bunyan (who deserves someone like that really?).  And I was surprised to have had a healthy creative beautiful daughter.  And I was definitely surprised to have birthed two boys with the exact same genetic make-up.



But what I think has surprised me the most about my life is that I'm a member of this secret club of women who support each other, lift each other up, laugh, cry and tell each other we're beautiful, smart, strong, capable, and able.







I've never had this in all of my life.





And sometimes it takes looking in from the outside before you realize how lucky you really are. 



1 comment:

  1. We may own 2 places on Lake Champlain but we have never had a no pants party! Sounds like you had fun and have great friends.

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