Thursday, August 14, 2008

Slipping through my fingers


Today my sweet husband called me from work to ask me out on a date. He'd already been in touch with a babysitter (my mom, who else?) so everything was set. We went to see Mamma Mia and I loved it, which is what I expected. I never met a musical I didn't like.

I was excited to go on a date, because the last movie we saw in a theater was Juno and it was February. I put on makeup and changed my outfit and everything, so it was reminiscent of college. Jordan and I have fond memories of the days when he'd come visit me in Manning Hall, the girls' high-rise. We'd talk on the phone and I'd ask him if he wanted to come over and watch a movie. He'd say sure! I'd say "great--just give me about an hour." After I'd showered, brushed my teeth, blow-dried my hair and put on makeup (plus probably made him wait in the lobby at least 15 minutes) I'd go down and get him. All to sit in a crummy dorm room and flirt. It's amazing the silly little things one can find to worry about before she has a baby.

The thing about post-baby dates is even when you drop the baby off you still have her with you. You look over your shoulder without thinking to see if she's sleeping in the car seat just to see it's empty. Your eyes tear up during "Slipping Through My Fingers" because you realize in 19 years that will be your daughter and even though you're on a date with your husband you wish she was in your arms. When you discuss it in the car later he admits he had a lump in his throat, too.

6 comments:

Rissa said...

This is sweet, and, I can totally relate. We just went to a movie last Saturday afternoon, and on several occasions while we were in the car, I looked back to check on Jack...except he wasn't there! It's funny because although we really enjoyed that time, I definitely found myself missing Jack. It just seems right for him to be with us. :)

That picture of Suzi is SO cute, by the way!

Vicky said...

Mamma Mia is a great movie. I saw it a couple of weeks ago with my sister and mom. LOVED IT! I think we should get the soundtrack at work to listen to. That was really sweet of JOrdan!

Jenny said...

Yes, I downloaded it at home this morning, burned a CD and am listening to it right now. So it is down here waiting for you :-)

Nancy said...

Jenny, it's Nancy Harrison, your mom's friend. I read your blog all the time and enjoy it so much! You are so informative and SMART!! I listened to "Slipping Through My Fingers" and cried like a baby!!! I'll bet Julie would too!! Keep up the great work on your blog!!! Nancy

Kelly said...

Aww...thats so sweet. I haven't been to the movies since White Chicks came out...so there you go. I didn't get to hear the song, but I bet it was beautiful

IA said...

My sentiments too! My man and I go on a date, and we find ourselves at the Children's Department shopping for our lil one! Guilty-guilty, I always feel everytime I go out without Roo! Yup, they grow fast, and literally are slipping through our fingers :D