Girls weekend! Six moms escaping DC, abandoning 18 children with their dads. Someone call child protective services.
As a swim mom, first thing I did, checked the PVS Swimming calendar to ensure it was a free weekend. It was. Check written, plans made. 4 Days in Palm Beach….sigh!
That was six months ago. Three months ago, early bird long course meet added.
I left him anyways, two soccer games, one Bat Mitzvah and a weekend full of swimming. I have been to millions of meets, millions more to come. Missing one wouldn’t hurt me. Would it?
Grace has had one goal for a year. To make Long Course Zones. And this was her first shot to see if the hard work and determination would pay off. And I was in Florida. All the complaining I do about meets is really just lip service. I love them. And I really wanted to see this swim. Don’t get me wrong, I totally got on that airplane anyways! Wasn’t sure how Sunday at 2:30 was going to feel but I knew with the sand under my toes it should feel pretty darn good…
Reminded me of an old song:
But I’m sad to say, I’m on my way,
won’t be back for many a day.
My heart is down, my head is turning around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.