LilZ, NikkiZ, and I went to Big Spring Jam Saturday night. After a series of very unfortunate events, we cut the night short before even seeing any music. We had to walk about 2 miles just to get to Will Call, then we walked across the park to get to the stage when we realized LilZ’s cell phone was gone. We had to backtrack all the way back to the AVON Tent (???) where a kind lady was holding LilZ’s phone for us. When we got there one woman tried to force me to have a “Lip Makeover” while another woman seemed very disgusted with us and actually said, in a very snotty tone, “Since we helped you by saving your son’s phone, you owe us. You need to sell make-up for us.”
Um, yeah…no thanks.
I was very appreciative, but I’m not going to start selling makeup just because someone did a nice thing. I would like to think I’ll pay it forward in ways that don’t involve cosmetics. Thank you, very much.
At that point, LilZ was so tired he just wanted to go home. I was worn out myself and agreed on one condition: “We eat ice cream first. We deserve ice cream after this night.”
As we were enjoying our dippin’ dots, reviewing the insane evening we were having, LilZ said, “We should start doing ‘Highs and Lows’ again.”
I had completely forgotten about that ritual from LilZ’s childhood. Back when he was little, when it was time for bed, I would lay down with him and we would go over our day – telling the “High” and the “Low” of the day. We laughed that Saturday night gave us several “Lows” to choose from. Luckily, we had a good morning that offered several “Highs” as well – which means we had a pretty well-rounded day. Not as good as a day full of “Highs” but not as bad as a day full of “Lows” either. We’ll take it.
We’ll definitely teach this ritual to NikkiZ (assuming I don’t forget about it again) as soon as she gets old enough to understand that a “High” is more than “BisTits!” for dinner. Although, I think that’s a damn good “High.”
So, I wanted to share that ritual with you. How about you tell me your “High” and “Low” from this past weekend? I’ll start:
HIGH: Seeing LilZ and his friends go KRAZEE over Taylor Swift last night.
LOW: Losing one of my favorite pens out of my purse at Big Spring Jam. I cried. Seriously. I Cried. I take my pens very seriously.