Her Birthday was coming up, so me and 2 of her friends planned a surprise for her.
A road trip......with Mom.
Yeah, I was a little worried they would think it wouldn't be that fun, but I promised them I would just be the driver and would say no to (almost) nothing.
Saturday morning, after a quick swim lesson, and a smallish track meet which we will not be talking about, we were off.
Warning: summer's coming and I will talk about swim nonstop.
It took my daughter about 2 hours to just relax and enjoy all that we had planned.
She's kind of controlling like that. I have no idea where she gets it.
I tried to just be quiet and let them do all the talking. I was hoping they would forget I was even there.
But ya know what happened?
They wouldn't let me be quiet.
Or stay in the car at each stop.
They even asked what I wanted to do next.
And they laughed at my attempts to be funny.
They told me their family issues. even my own daughter.
And asked my advice.
I tried to give my daughter a really great memory, and I got one of the best ones myself.
Thank you girls!
We live in Eastern Washington.
We haven't always lived on this side of the state. My husband and I both grew up on the western side, and all our family still lives there. We go back often, not as often lately as the kids are so busy here now and gas is so stinken expensive.
So, our road trip involved leaving this side and going to that side.
Mainly because I knew we could sleep at one Grandparents and have another Grandparents buy us a big breakfast the next morning.
Plus one of my daughter's friends had never been to Seattle.
( By the way, I so wanted to give a "Holla" to Gretchen while I was there. maybe someday!)