Girls Gone Mild!

Katie and I have had a bookend girly day. What I mean by that is we had a girly morning and now we’re having a girly night.

This morning we went to the very quaint village of Skippack for manicures and paraffin treatments. We were treated royally and had so much fun! And our hands are now silky smooth. After our hour at the spa we enjoyed a late breakfast at the cutest little cafe. It was a great morning.

Sadly we came home to the drudgery of laundry and packing. Blech.

But now we’re watching Mamma Mia. Taylor’s at a Christmas party and Todd would rather sit alone in the basement than watch the movie. I find Mamma Mia an entertaining and fun movie, but I have two problems with it.

1 – Pierce Brosnan’s singing (I use the term “singing” loosely.)

2 – The song Slipping Through My Fingers.

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye
With an absent-minded smile
I watch her go
With a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I’m loosing her forever
And without really entering her world
I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what’s in her mind
Each time I think I’m close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes
Her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake
I let precious time go by
Then when she’s gone
There’s that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt
I can’t deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
Well some of that we did
But most we didn’t
And why I just don’t know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what’s in her mind
Each time I think I’m close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers –

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

I suppose the lyrics go with the theme, but was it really necessary to include the song? The movie is supposed to be fun and lighthearted. I shut my eyes and plugged my ears, vehemently requesting Katie fast forward through that part. She finally found the mute button, but it was too late. My eyes were all leaky. Thankfully I managed to suppress the outburst that threatened. It would have been ugly, folks. Seriously horrific. Especially considering how much we enjoyed hanging out today.

Why must they grow up? Then again, we wouldn’t have had such a great day if she wasn’t growing up. Maybe I can get her to stay this age. Minus the moments of teenage angst and girl drama.

0 thoughts on “Girls Gone Mild!

  1. We just rented MM, and I hope to see it tomorrow. But thanks for the heads up. Yeah, I happen to be fickle. One day, I want them to grow up and stop the hormones, and the next, I cannot believe how I’ve blinked and have over half-way raised my kids. Not fair. Throws head back like Snoopy: waaaaaaah!

  2. It sounds like you has such a wonderful time!I never did anything like that with my mother – ever.She is recently in a nursing home and this fall has been sad and difficult. Living with regrets and what could’ve been is so hard. It was what it was. Trying to be in the Christmas Spirit and I vacillate between happy/sad. This to shall pass. to everything there is a season.Anyway…you sound like such a wonderful Mom and you both are very blessed to be close. :)never saw the movie.They do grow up so fast. Every stage is fun. i was always and still am so sentimental when they hit another milestone. :)May you have a most blessed and Merry Christmas! 🙂

  3. Aw, Jen. Seriously made me teary eyed. As you know, I don’t have kids, but I do have the same sort of thoughts as when a parent wonders why their kids have to grow up. Mine are, why does mom have to age? Can’t we all meet in the middle somehow…I still haven’t seen Mamma Mia, and me being the Mamma Mia Broadway fanatic! I’ll think of you when I do see it and get to this song. Like you said, if Katie didn’t grow up you wouldn’t be sharing these moments… and let me tell you, they only get better!I love girl days! I spend my “mommy and me” days with my mom and sisters at the spa too. Nothing like it!!! And I will never be too old to have a “mommy and me” day. =)

  4. You are a cool mom. Makes me kind of a little bit wistful that I don’t have a daughter to take to the spa (my niece is way past the days when I used to paint her nails with little flowers). Instead, we have to, I mean I get to talk about zombie contingency plans and stuff with the older boy, and Wightneen McKeen with the younger.*sigh* But I wouldn’t have it any other way.That song affects me like Butterfly Kisses does. Thanks a lot!

  5. That part just made me sob (much to my girls’ embarrassment!) “Girl’s Day Out” has always been a favorite with us. I’ll be sure not to watch MM after our next one. :)Merry Christmas!

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