I'm Very Weird and I Took My Daughter to LA

I AM very weird and I did take my daughter to LA. Please note, the previous two things are not related.  They just happened to be true on the same day.  I am weird most days but I rarely take my daughter to LA.

 By Nserrano
My daughter just had her 19th birthday. Please note (again) that I am trying to ignore the fact that she is already 19 years old. Sometimes denial is a good thing---at least temporarily.

My daughter has long been an American Girl fan.  She has some wonderful friends who also liked the American Girl dolls at one time or another who had never been to the American Girl store in LA. (I hate LA) Anyway, the fact that her BFFs had never been to the American Girl store was simply unacceptable.  She asked if I would drive them all up there for her birthday.  I agreed to the proposition. Teens love to get together for any reason and this reason was certainly good enough.

My Life According to Facebook: 
"Taking my girl and some of her friends to LA as part of my girl's b-day. I'm taking the BIG car. I like to be in BIG cars when I'm driving other people's children (young adults) to far away places. Not that I don't trust my own driving, it's just that.....that.. I don't trust my own driving."

Aren't you glad your child wasn't with me. Anyway without further ado, let me get to the weird  part.  I needed to clean out the "big" car and take it to the car wash before we left. I misplaced my keys.  I was looking ALL over the house and couldn't find them anywhere.  I finally borrowed my hubs keys, opened the car door and then remembered.  I remembered that I had put my keys into my pant pockets.  I had been looking all over for them and they were right with me the whole time.  I'm a dinkledorf.

Weird moment #2:  I am about to share with you the biggest phobia I have.  You must promise to be my friend even after you read this. Here it is----- I can't bear for someone to see my house messy. (It's usually messy.  I am organizationally challenged.) Plus, I had been sick most of the week and things were REALLY behind.  Most of the girls had been forewarned that we would be meeting in the front yard and leaving right away.  But one sweet girl had come straight from playing her violin in a concert and needed to change her clothes.  GASP.  AWKWARD MOMENT. My worst nightmare was about to come true.  I wanted the poor dear to be comfortable on our journey so I said I would suck it up and let her in......but I would have my hand over her eyes until she got to my daughter's room.  Everybody laughed.  They didn't realize I was serious.  I will love this girl forever and I told her so because I really did cover her eyes and guide her to my daughter's room. It was a fun, crazy adventure and she was a really, really good sport. We joked about it.  We laughed about it.  But come on, folks,  that is REALLY weird.  I've got to come to terms with this issue.  Usually I can get things together for planned dates and entertain my kid's friends. This time,  I was just glad to be well enough to make the trip. But that is still really weird and I really will love that sweet girl forever.  Okay, confession is over.  Please don't ever come to my house unannounced.  I will have a heart attack and die right there on the spot and you will be guilty of murder.  Just statin' the facts.

The friend changed and I had my keys in my hand (not my pocket) so we took off. The nice thing about an "on the road" birthday party is that my girl got to open birthday presents on the way.  She has some very thoughtful and generous friends.  My girl may not have the best taste in choosing mothers but she is awesome at choosing friends.

I did get them back safe and sound with no incidents.  They had a good time and no one needed to come in my house after wards.  That is why I am still alive to write this post.
              God loves me despite my faults and I hope you can too, Sam


Michelle said...

Lillian - I had to laugh OUT LOUD at this one!

I can picture every single moment of the adventure and would have been peeing my pants had I been there!

Remember - you live about 12 houses away from my parents so I could easily show up unannounced -

Have a great weekend!

Many aliases said...

Yes, Michelle, you could. If you did, I would love to see you but we would probably sit on the dirty bench on my front porch and watch my weeds grow. Please come on a warm day. Thank you.

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