My mom and I were always very close. We did everything together. Shopping was our favorite pastime though. We loved to window shop, and often spent hundreds of dollars each in one shopping trip. Daddy's company was launching a new product, and he was needed at headquarters in New York City.
So when I was 7 my step dad invited his new boss over to our house for dinner and he has a daughter. I was so excited to meet her, we could play with my new barbies I got! Saturday at around his boss came over with his daughter.
It had been a long stressful day, though as an elementary school teacher just about everyday is stressful. I preferred them to call by my first name in that way, it made the connection feel deeper, and just about all of them said that phrase to me today. I had no time to dawdle though, as a full-time mother of one teenage daughter I still had to get dinner served before I took her to cheerleading practice and then grade what felt like a metric-ton of papers tonight. I feel as though I never get a break sometime.