Friday, September 28, 2007

Ritual

This is very late but I decided to post it anyway. Tracey's theme for this Thursday is ritual. We probably have several during our day but the main one lately is our get ready for school ritual. It's typical, nothing out of the ordinary. But today was special. Today Daddy decided to go in to work late (we had two appointments at the house that we made early). He takes Natalya to school most days but he has never taken Vienne to school. And V has been wanting him to. So today we got ready as usual but instead of just Daddy and Natalya leaving the house, we all left (in two cars because Daddy did still have to get to work). We had planned on dropping N off, going to the bakery for muffins, then dropping V off. We got to Natalya's school, unloaded and OOPS- no backpack. Natalya giggles. Daddy goes back home to get it then meets me and V at the bakery. We have our muffins then take V to school. We unload at her school and OOPS no school bag! Vienne giggles and I go get the bag. Greg heads to the house for our construction meetings but not before saying, "I'm never doing this again. It threw everyone off." Our usual ritual was interrupted and not without a price. There is a reason we have rituals. It keeps us all sane.

Tomorrow, a super fun friend and I are heading to what is said to be a famous antique show a couple of hours away. A girls road trip. We're staying a night then shopping Saturday. I'm hoping to find at least one good treasure. And it's not even the shopping that thrills me the most. It's the idea that this will be the first time that I've been away over night without Greg and the girls. Ever. Don't judge. I'm just overly attached. I'm learning to let go. Hopefully I'll bring back a good story.

9 comments:

Mike said...

Have fun in the antique show.


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Mamsboyz said...

I know routine is KEY!!! We love the bakery too. I'm excited for our trips!! What are you saying ONE good treasure??, we're going to find MILLIONS!!!! We're going to have a blast, my white trash friend!!! hee hee!!!

Christina said...

We really do rely on routines to keep us sane! but still, it's fun to mix it up every once in a while. have a GREAT time on your girls getaway and look luck finding the treasure of a lifetime!

Stacy said...

I love that shot, very fun perspective. Our rituals do help us get through the day. When we get out of them it seems the day is off!

Have fun on your girls shopping trip. I haven't had a night away from the kids and the hubby ever. The hubby and I have been away before though, just not a girls night away. I have one in November and I CAN'T WAIT!

maile said...

i know what you mean about the rituals. have FUN!!!

Mommy's Cherish said...

Isn't it funny how daddy's can do that? We are such the ritual mommy's. But, it is always so much more fun when daddy is around. Can't wait to hear about the Antique Show. Stuff for the new house? It will be beautiful. I live a little further north of Stone Oak...up 281 behind all the new shops they are building (I think that is the reason for the coyotes, snakes, possums, etc..etc..).

Posh Mama said...

Oh isn't it the truth that when you do something besides your routine something is missing? LOL I so know that story :)

Hope you had a great time at the antique show and bought some great things and had a wonderful time. We cannot wait to hear the stories! :)

Much love, xoxo-pm
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Anna said...

I'm overly attached too--I hear you!

And yes, routine is so key, throws us all off when we jump out of it!
A

Arizaphale said...

Nice shot Melody. I agree with Stacey on the unusual perspective. You are v creative. Fancy having time to stop at the bakery on the way to school. I am always running so close to the wire when it comes to time. I drop the Baby Angel with minutes to spare and scream into my school in time to do my photo-copying..sheesh..muffins? Luxury!!