My special day of Mommyness began with a painfully early morning little league game, followed by a very relaxing picnic at the Hudson River Park.
It was a beautiful day in New York. The city blocks west of Hudson Street were surprisingly peaceful and I somehow managed to be acutely aware of the rare tranquility I found myself in.
I actually recall thinking "Oh my God. I'm living in the moment - how did this happen?"
My very wise and caring husband made sure to give me two swell books I've been wanting. One is the new biography of Alice Waters and life at Chez Panisse and the other is Julia Child's reflections on her years in France.
My gifts were presented to me in an ultra pink canvas Strand Bookstore bag coupled with a perfect mom's day card. You see, my husband appreciates that at my core I am a super girly girl. This recognition helps when I spend most of my time being a super bossy boss of lots of people and projects and money and blah, blah, blah.
Sometimes I just want to drive off in my Barbie camper....with my new pink book bag.