At the risk of sounding like a whipped mommy, I have to admit that now that my daughter is two and a half (counting down to three), I miss her like crazy even if I’m only gone for one day. Is that weird? When she was younger, as much as I felt guilty about it, I was thrilled to be away for a few days. Being baby-free was absolute bliss. Having a meal in peace, taking a shower uninterrupted, watching something on TV that wasn’t Dora, actually having the opportunity to masturbate (although, lacking the energy). Grown-up stuff!!
But now that she’s in her extremely good company phase, I want to be the one who reads her “I Like Me” for the eightieth time this week. I want to watch her play with her Diego doll in the tub and I want to personally microwave her Dino Nuggets! Me! Momma! It seems like she changes every single day and if you’re gone for one day you miss stuff.
Oh well, it was worth it. It was the Today Show after all. I don’t know if you saw it but I didn’t really talk much. I found out at the last minute that the writer of the New York Times article on over praising kids and I would be interviewed by Tiki Barber -hang on…I have to fantasize for a minute -okay I’m back and Matt Lauer. I don’t know why Matt was in the segment. I’m thinking he was like training wheels for Tiki but it made for too many people in a three minute segment. Me, being a woman, was afraid to interrupt and so never got to comment much until I realized that unless I jumped in I would be part of the segment at all. You live and learn. Next time I’ll be totally aggressive.
After I did the show, I went and met Momomax for chocolate and coffee. She treated me which was so nice since the bill for our minute amount of delicacies was almost fifty bucks! I don’t know why Angie doesn’t have a picture of herself on her site cause she is gorgeous! Right when we were leaving, Angie spotted Ann Curry enjoying a little post show, no make-up, sweatpants, walk down 6th Ave (which is also Avenue of the Americas for my future reference and so that you never walk six blocks out of your way looking for it like I did). Of course I had to walk right up to Ann and introduce myself like a douche because I JUST DID THE SHOW, ANN! She was actually quite gracious and she’s lovely in person. I believe she’s fifty but my husband says he’d totally do her so there’s hope for all of us!
And now I must jam out the rest of my book.