Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fun: noun. 1. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.

Sometimes life gets away from you... it seems like you forget who you are. I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a teacher. Somewhere, I forgot to be Kari. Do you know what pulls you back into being yourself? Something that can remind you who you are? A friend. Sometimes all you need to pull you out of your lost feelings is someone that can remind you of the life you have already lived.

I need to remind myself of not only who I WAS, but who I can be. I need to step outside of my label of mom, wife, teacher, etc. and into the life of KARI (who happens to be a mom, wife, teacher...). My best friend is just the person to help me do that!

I once walked through downtown New York City in a rainstorm with no one but this person.
I once fell from a rope-swing and broke her leg.
I rode my bike all through San Francisco having high-tea and visiting the beach to celebrate my birthday.
I made her 2 tiered- chocolate covered wedding cake complete with frosting bees, gold leaf, and flowers.

I have to remember how to do those things more often.

Fun. Such a simple word. My 5 year-old can sound it out, "fff-uuuu-nn" and write it down in his shaky left-handed print. My almost-two-year-old can parrot the word back to you, always making it sound like a question, and then break into giggles. Maybe it is time to take part in the simple word... more.



6 comments:

  1. That was one beautiful and delicious cake!

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  2. Love you BOTH...and I am still on that quest. I'll join you both if you don't mind...

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  3. Ohh ohh memory! Sitting on someone's bed, finding out just how funny any word is when you add a lisp to it...like Schmoopie, or "No Schhhcrubs" or "Schertainly" And laughing so hard we snort or schnort...

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  4. @michelle: HA HA HA! I still remember not being able to get through the speech for your wedding because I added that in! I was laughing so hard I could hardly read the rest of the speech!

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  5. Thoshe shure were shuper timesh!

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  6. Michelle--Come on over and join the fun any time. We love you too!

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