Monday, July 21, 2008

...hearing the shrieks of MOMMY!!! richocheting from every corner...

As I came through the door to the baggage claim in Burbank last night, my two children hurtled toward me. There ensued a love fest pile-up at baggage claim. No need for assistance. For a woman who took a while to become a mom, there is nothing quite like hearing the shrieks of MOMMY!!! ricocheting from every corner and knowing that it is directed toward you. And to feel that squish squash of their little bodies thrust around yours. Being handed a gorgeous flower bouquet of giant sunflowers doesn't hurt either.

E looked a bit tired, but happy to see me. Perhaps, relieved. It felt good to rest in his arms for a moment, before we embarked on navigating my 50.7 lb suitcase, a carry-on bag with hottie red lap top, and two small children out of the baggage claim and across the parking garage into the minivan. Friends invited us over for dinner, so I could hold on to the illusion a bit longer that I was an exciting woman just in from San Francisco. Even if exciting only in my own mind. It was lovely to put off cooking for one more meal.

Last night after the kids were asleep, E patiently listened to my voice rising and falling telling stories of the BlogHer '08 conference weekend. I tried to make it easier on him by letting him frolic with the SWAG on the bed. He's not that easy. And then we went to sleep...


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21 comments:

Jen said...

Everyone needs a good old fashioned love fest every once in a while. I'm glad you had a fun time, and I'm sure you learned a lot! Was there anyone you met that surprised you - that you expected to be different?

Suzanne said...

your description of feeling your children run up to you, welcoming you home was wonderful and just sent shivers up my arms!

Welcome back from Blogher. I scrolled down to read your other posts on the topic as well as your post about your office renovations. I'm so happy you have a place to write and that we are the lucky recipients of your writing!

merlotmom said...

I'm still wishing I was there, well I kind of am, in my own mind... We'll definitely have to get together with some other nearby bloggers in the future!

Mrs. G. said...

I am glad that you had a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. G. said...

I am glad that you had a wonderful weekend!

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Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wait, was he frolicking with the item from the Macy's party, the stuff that was next to the lavender macaroons in the lingerie department>

Boy, have I been reading a lot of BlogHer recaps--I almost feel as though I was there!

Kellan said...

I loved your blog posts about BlogHer - I read all of them. You represent all of us women so eloquently and I only wish all your readers could know you in person - see how fabulous you looked in those fishnets - how beautiful you gussy-up and what a kind, generous and caring person you are!!! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you this past weekend and feel so fortunate to not only have found you months and months ago, but met you now in person - what a gift for me!!! I will always remember this weekend and I hope we get to go next yet - You and I! Take care and I'll talk to you soon - Kellan

PS - Thanks for always looking for me and looking out for me - you are a GOOD friend and I really appreciate that you were so considerate and kind!!

ShannanB said...

What a beautiful home coming. The best part of my return home was walking up to our car and hearing the boys yelling for me through the windows. They really do change your world.

Glad to have met you!

Shannan

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Awww...the mommy is home. Always so sweet. I'm so glad you had a great time although I knew you would.

Do you have more pictures?

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

The best part of leaving... coming home.
I hope you had a fabulous time and a restful reentry day today.

Jennifer H said...

Boy, he's a tough sell. ;-)

I can imagine that scene in baggage claim. Pure sweetness.

g said...

Aw. How fun. Love the kids seeing their mommy again! Did you bring presents? I always brought stuffies when I travelled when My Son was that age.

Angel said...

All your lucky gals having the chance to attend the conference :) - good for you, you deserve it. I'm sure there's nothing more precious than hearing those shrieks :) - my little one is already shrieking, just not verbally yet! I can't wait....

Hen said...

relieved...your right that's what he was....I've seen the same facial expression on mine!

Denise said...

Welcome back! I'm sure your family is so happy to have you home.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

So sweet---of course your kids we crazy about seeing you again--you are an awesome mommy :)

Michele said...

We shared a table at one of the two lunches (forgive me for not remembering which one.) You were warm and kind. It was a pleasure to meet you.

HRH said...

I can hear their excited screams from here! How sweet.

MamaGeek said...

So did the kids get BlogHer shirts? :) I'm glad your back JCK, WELCOME HOME. Is the office renovated now?

Angeline said...

Your kids truly missed you....with a great mom like you (I'm not sucking up here, ok) which kid wouldn't?

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