if we were having coffee: roller skating, shopping & ice cream with the birthday princess

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If we were having coffee, I would be so happy to see you and have an adult conversation. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t had a really awesome day with the birthday princess aka Little Sister #2. I just haven’t really talked to a grown-up beyond introductions (“Hi. I’m her mom. It’s her birthday. Is there any coffee?”)

#birthdaypancakes for the #birthdayprincess
  • Lucas made her some birthday pancakes. It should be a thing. Birthday pancakes. #birthdaypancakes
  • We went roller skating with the Girl Scouts. Little Sister wanted to go there for her birthday last year. We didn’t go so I was happy to see roller skating Girl Scout event that fell on her birthday this year. We were all very excited, even though she didn’t get to ride in the giant roller skate. She was happy with the bouncy house and scooter. Nothing seemed to make her happier than racing around me saying “Hi Mom. Bye Mom.”
She loves this dragon.
  •  I don’t know any of the moms. I still don’t know any of the moms. No one was really talkative. No one was rude . . . just not very outgoing.
  • Maybe they didn’t like my pigtails and unicorn shirt. I realize that I’m 40 but I still like pigtails and unicorns. Maybe they just wanted to be alone . . . in a noisy roller skating rink. Not judging. I’ve wanted to be alone in noisy places.
  • So I lasted about five minutes at the table before I put on my skates. I still know that I’m 40 but I really love to go roller skating. If I had really great medical insurance plus great secondary medical insurance, I would join the roller derby. I chose my name and persona, which includes pigtails, a few years ago. However, the chances of getting injured are pretty high. Medical bills are also pretty high.
  • http://www.zazzle.com/this_is_roller_derby_mug-168996904754483520

  • Then we went to Toys R’ Us. Honestly, I got out of there for a bargain price of two toys. I figured it would end up being more toys than we could fit in the car.
  • Little Sister #2 is my fashionista child. She was more than happy to shop for clothes. Old Navy is having a summer kickoff summer sale this weekend. I also got out of there with the bargain price of having the kid stylin’ for the whole summer, flip flops and all. Have I ever mentioned that Little Sister #2 hardly ever wears shorts? It’s all skirts and dresses for the birthday princess from the first warm day of spring until the first chilly day in the fall.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

14 Comments

  1. markbialczak – Mark Bialczak is a veteran journalist. He started his blog, markbialczak.com, in February, 2013, to write about music, entertainment, sports and life.
    markbialczak says:

    Happy Birthday, Little Sister #2. Happy Saturday, Holley. I think every Saturday should be declared Pancake Saturday. But I’d have to go out to a diner to get mine. Lucky you, today, my friend. By the way, that’s no dig at my dear wife Karen. I don’t see myself at the griddle for her, either. OK, I hope I gave you some good adult conversation, my friend.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Yes sir. Thank you! 🙂 I feel like a grown up again. lol 🙂

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      She had fun. Did you know it’s hard to take a selfie while roller skating? For a lot of reasons. 😉

      1. I can imagine! I’m so uncoordinated I’d end up taking selfies of my sweet neck brace on a gurney in the ambulance if I tried to photograph myself while roller skating!

      2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        I tried. It’s not the best. My nose looks weird. 😉 But I did get my face in the shot so that’s good. Kind of. lol

  2. 2412lilly – Former Media Buyer, and Journalist, trying to navigate this life with a fresh new perspective. Still trying to answer the age old question~What do I want to be when I grow up? I don't quite know yet, but luckily for me, it's my journey and I can enjoy the ride while I'm figuring it all out. An ever evolving work in progress...
    Random Musings and Wanderlust says:

    Oh those other old fuddy duddy 40 year olds don’t know what their missing. Acting like their 80 pish posh.Although there are days my 40 year old body wants some quietness, I’d totally be the Roller Rebel (thats the derby team out here) girl rocking pigtails, some rainbow elbow and knee pads and colored streaks in my hair haha. But I’d fall and break my leg or something, that’s my luck. Thanks for the coffee, enjoy your weekend!! Paula

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Yes. Yes, I have. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a pretty fabulous time. I’d declare my birthday everyday to have birthday pancakes – what a great idea. And seriously, what’s not to love about pigtails, unicorns, roller skating and possibly weird-looking selfies?

  4. Ula – Bialystok, Poland / Chicago, IL – I'm a (vegan) broccoli addict. Also, I'm a wife, mom, writer, translator, proofreader, editor, artist, teacher. I love soup and tea, my dog Inka, jazz, and the color fuschia. urszulahumienik.com
    Ula says:

    I would be in the there with you roller skating. 40 is not too old for anything. Birthday pancakes should be a thing. I think I’ll start a tradition in my family. Sounds like a fin weekend. Happy birthday, Little Sister #2.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! We had a good time. Pancakes, skating & shopping. Also, there was ice cream. 🙂 Whenever you’re in the area, we should go roller skating. 🙂

  5. reocochran – I am experiencing crazy and hapless adventures in dating that may interest people over fifty. I am now 65 this year (2017) and enjoy taking photographs, incorporating stories or poetry on my blog. I have many old posts which are informative and written like essays. I have several love stories collected from family and friends. Even strangers spill their stories, since I am a grown version of the girl next door. I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle with better food selections and active hiking and walking. I have written four children's books and illustrated them. They are not published but a battered women's shelter used one about neglect and abuse for their children's program and a 4H group used my "Kissing a Bunny is like saying a Prayer" as a coloring book. Please comment or respond so I may get a chance to know you. Sincerely, Robin
    reocochran says:

    I saw the suggestion to read this one and am happy I did! A little late to the party but really enjoyed this post. The pancakes and roller skating Plus your beautiful daughter were such “day brighteners.” 🙂 ♡♡

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! 🙂

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