Moom, where are you?

We have been a bit nutsy about scheduling for the next month or so and our beach urchins were wondering what our plans were.

This reminded me of when Lizard Breath was a couple months from being born and I actually didn’t know where my parents were. I *thought* they were with some of my aunts and uncles, traveling out to the Canadian maritime provinces. But I hadn’t talked to them in a while and back in those days the only way to get in touch with someone was via a landline. So…

I was like seven months pregnant and we were talking to the neighbors and when I told them I would still be working after the baby was born, they wondered what my *parents* would think of that. My response? I’m not even sure where my parents *are* right now. As it turned out, they did NOT take that trip. I can’t remember why but it wasn’t due to any kind of horrible reason.

Of course it was nobody’s business whether or not I would continue to work after having a baby. As it happened, the GG and I worked for the same company and we were able to arrange for me to work PART TIME so that he worked from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM and then I met him in the parking lot with the baby. He drove the car (with the baby) home and I went in to work and drove the other car home in the evening. It wasn’t EASY but it saved us dealing with daycare for a newborn. BTW the GG was probably better at taking care of babies than I was.

The pic is my parents and my uncle and aunt Don and Katie. You can’t see Katie’s face. I’m not sure why everyone looks so distressed in this pic. I don’t think there was anything awful going on, just a funny pic in a weird moment.

Don and Katie were wonderful as my uncle and aunt and there were so many good times in their cabin next door to ours. I miss them but sigh… I do love hanging out with their children (my cousins), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

We will make sure our kids know where we are in the next couple weeks. Nowadays we have the technology to do that although there may be some periods of time when the GG is out of service. But he will be with other people and will be okay.

Love y’all, KW

One Response to “Moom, where are you?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It’s hard to believe how out of touch we were and it was just the way things were. I went to Europe several times and couldn’t easily contact my parents (or anyone) for a month or so.