In actually, it was just fitting. Here it is: [OK I just published this, then noticed that that first phrase did not feature "actuality", as it was supposed to. Case in point.]
A friend of mine got in the car today so we could do some shopping together. She had mentioned the other day that she's a little spacy (like all mothers of young kids!). As I listened to Eva squawking in the back seat and my friend telling me how she forgot to get her daughter off of the bus when we were on the phone the other day and had to drive all the way to another base to get her...
I pulled onto the wrong side of the road*, into oncoming traffic. Maybe moms just shouldn't hang out. It would be safer for everyone. (Don'tcha think?)
Nobody ever said motherhood would make me smart.
On to tidbits, almost all shared by friends on Facebook or the Pater Familias:
- Secret Desert Army of Colombians - I cannot make this stuff up, people.
- fagottini pere e prosciutto - Make them. Weep with joy and deliciousness. I miss you, Aeolia. (This is from a restaurant outside of Vicenza. People go there just to eat this dish.) I seriously miss those poppies, too. I hunt for the Kleenex box that has them on its design.
- How to get a real education - Some interesting points.
- Schools arrange secret abortions - The overall, shocking ethical issues aside: I pray so hard that no matter what situation Eva ever finds herself in, she'll be able to come to me for help first. I want to be that kind of mother. I pray equally hard that she doesn't get knocked up, but after a certain point I will have more control over the first thing than the second. Is it weird that I'm saying this about my 21-month-old?
*And a final note in my defense, for those of you who don't know: in Japan we drive on the left side of the road. Usually.