My best friend, Beth, lives in Tampa and recently had a baby. Unfortunately, there were some complications during the labor and with the baby’s health. Beth is originally from Miami and does not have family in Tampa. So as she was recovering from her C-section, I went to Tampa to help her with the daily activities she could not take care of. What did this mean? I was Beth’s bitch. 😉
Last week was Spring Break in Miami for public schools. Rather than take the kids with me, Grayheart stayed with them in Miami. He’s been traveling so much lately that it kind of was a good way for them to spend quality time together. Plus, he gets a taste of what I go through on a regular basis!
Prior to my visit to Tampa, I made a detour, headed South and stayed the night with Captain. When I arrived, he had a lovely bottle of champagne and fresh fruit waiting for me. We had a nice, casual outing at a burger joint and then hung out at his house. Needless to say, I needed no caffeine for my drive to Tampa that next morning since I was on such a high! (Soooo worth the extra hour out of my way!)
The week in Tampa consisted of dropping Beth’s older kids off at their elementary school and then heading over to the NICU to be there with her newborn. Although it’s pretty mundane to write about, it was a really nice week. I was able to bond with my best friend during the delicate time, see the baby and spend time with my niece and nephew. By the end of the week, the baby was doing incredibly well and the hospital staff was floored with his recovery. (As of today, baby has gone home and is doing very well!)
When I returned from Tampa, Captain came to visit me at my house the night after my arrival. It sounds so crazy but I tucked the kids into bed, shut their doors, put up the child safety gate to block them from escaping that part of the house and then played hostess once everyone was fast asleep. I then had the opportunity to greet him with champagne, strawberries and a candlelit bedroom… He left before midnight and the kids continued to sleep soundly in their rooms. I felt like a sneak with my little at-home rendezvous but what’s a girl to do when she’s limited on babysitting options?
As a side note, I did “hide” my Match profile (a cautious deliberate step prior to deactivating the account) and I found out Captain ended up cancelling his service. =) Seemed like a nice move in the right direction.
This Week’s Mantra: I have decided I’m going to own being a MILF!!! 😉