This year I got to spend Mother’s Day with one of my best friends. Um, no, I don’t mean my own mother. But don’t worry, I did spend Saturday with my mom and we had a lovely day-before-Mother’s-Day (my mom is awesome, for the record). But I wanted to visit my friend, who is celebrating her very first mother’s day as a mom.
The baby was born in late January and is almost four months old. In addition to spending time with my friend and her partner, I also wanted to meet their daughter! I mean, she’s a baby, so not all that interesting, especially to someone like me who doesn’t have much interest in babies, but still. It’s nice to see this new tiny human, and I’m looking forward to seeing her grow and change and develop into a person.
I’m not a mom. I have no desire to be a mom. And I know that I will never know or understand what it’s like to be a mom. And I am absolutely fine with that. There are other things I get to experience. Say, for example, hopping on a plane and travelling to Ottawa to hang out with my friend and share in the joy and exhaustion that is her new life.
This is a quick visit to our capital city and I don’t expect to experience all that much. I’m here to be a friend and hang out. Yesterday was a nice day and we walked around Byward Market & Downtown. The tulips started to open for Mother’s Day. It was shocking to see the state of the flooding from the Ottawa River. I don’t follow the news so hadn’t seen any footage.
It’s going to be a quiet trip with lots of baby naps, and I’ll try to stay out of the way and help out as much as I can. It’s obvious that my friends are a bit sleep deprived and baby-crazed, but it’s so nice to be able to be here and spend some time with them at this phase.
And then I get to go home to my love, our quiet adults only home and keep living our wonderful life.