This past weekend we attended a wedding (not at the fire station) and Junie got to roam around a fire truck! The fire station was nearby, so we walked over there when Junie wanted to go outside during the wedding and the firefighters were so nice - they saw us walking over to look at the trucks and said we could come in and even go inside one if we wanted (sadly, Junie did not want to drive the firetruck). The wedding was fun in itself but this was also an unexpected highlight of the weekend too.
At the wedding someone asked me “how is being a mom?” And since I was kind of zoning out at the time I answered without thinking and said, “It’s okay.” I think the other person was kind of taken aback and probably expected something more cheerful or at least more conversation-starting, and looking back I kind of regret not snapping back into it and saying something more expected, and I regret being rude. Sigh. I have no excuses.
Anyways, I don't know if I wanted to share that story to illustrate how this now two year transition into motherhood has been hard for me or how rude I am in social settings. Take your pick.