I married the best man.
Let me explain (if you need explanation...) I'm a "do'er. I like to go and do things. I enjoy having a whim and DOING it. Meaning... for years Georgia and I would go to dinner, I would have a whim and we would end up eating ice cream and having a swing race contest at Memorial Park to see who could go the highest. Yes, I love to plan, and enjoy having a schedule (Georgia has always thrived on this) but sometimes you just have to go.
Many weekends we would run up to Austin to hang out with my best friend and her son because we had no other plans and "why not?". One of my favorite phrases of my adult life has become "why not?". I think I've wrote of this before but when you stop telling yourself all the reasons NOT to do something and begin to list the reasons why you should or just simply ask yourself, 'Why not?' an entire new world will open for you. I promise.
I have to say, I often wondered if another person would ever put up with this. Running off on whims at random times, coming up with actives to do that aren't planned or on schedule. Impromptu expeditions if you will.
I had come up with the idea about a month ago. I saw a post about giant inflatable rabbits in downtown Houston. I thought to myself, "This is a must! We must have a picture with this!" and then I thought about the right time to go..... I found myself on a Saturday night when it began to rain, it happened to be the last night the rabbits would ever grace the streets of Houston. I considered the fact that most people may scrap the idea right then and there. I told Lee and Georgia to get dressed that I had an adventure planned. "Georgia, put on this bunny shirt, don't ask questions....It's a surprise!" Let's be honest here... I half way thought Lee would tell me I was crazy and the rabbits wouldn't be there, the streets may flood, etc. ;) Lee finally pulled me to the side an asked me what it was all about, whispering of course, and I told him. Do you know what my amazing husband said? "Let's go". Just like that. Sure, he thought it was a shot in the dark and who knew what we would encounter but he said, "Let's go".
So we went. We arrived and naturally (due to the rain) the bunnies were down. BUT! They had one blown up inside of the lobby of a building downtown. We parked and made our way through the rain to take a zillion photos and selfies with the rabbit. A rainy Saturday night with nothing on the books and we turned it into something I will always remember.
I'm grateful to have a husband that will 'go'. That easily could have thrown out a million excuses to that (and other ideas I have) but doesn't. He says, "Let's go" and I'm forever thankful.
So many things we take for granted some times. I've always wanted to be the parent that 'does'. The mom that swims with her kids, dives in the ocean, is the only one at Sky High with a jump pass for herself ;). I LOVE being a mom because I get to interact with my children, I get to PLAY with them and that, for me is one of the best parts of parenting. Now, I'm married to a man that I don't have to ask "Are you going to put your bathing suit on?" because he is already dressed for the pool. "Do you want to get in the ocean?" never crosses my mouth because he beats me to the waves. "Let's build a fort", "Down for a light saber fight?", "A little game of hide and go seek?", "Do you want to have a pillow fight?" Those aren't questions in my house, it's basically just the way things are, and I'm so very thankful my husband leads the way to a life I've always dreamed of.
Thanks babe, for go-ing with me. :)
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