Monday, March 07, 2011
2 Men and a Baby
I was gitty with excitement for 2:00 on Sunday afternoon to come around. I had plans with my new friend, Lisa, to meet for a glass of wine, appetizer and some much needed adult conversation at Laurienzo's. That morning meant running a few errands before we met up...so off I went, leaving Leila at home with the hubs.
When I returned from running errands I found my husband about to jump out of his skin, "Marc is on is way over!" (Marc is his childhood best friend who has been on a submarine the majority of the last 3 years). I'm thinking, what happened to Father/Daughter time while I am having Mother/Friend time? But I kept my mouth shut, I could see the 12 year old in my husband shining inside. And that made me happy.
20 minutes later Marc arrived. With a 6 pack of beer. A cigar. And a frozen pizza. Oh my Lord, what is going on?, I thought. But I stayed quiet and looked at my sweet, innocent baby girl's face as she stared at Uncle Marc. "It will be ok sweetheart, Mama will only be gone for a short time."
Marc adores her! It is the sweetest thing to see your husband's buddies love on your baby. When I got home, it appeared I had been replaced. (And if this is the result of two best friends getting together over a few beers, pizza and a baby while Mama gets her girl time...I'm ok with it):