It took me almost forever to find the perfect spot to study. I went up the escalator. I went down the escalator. I tried out a few seats and wandered to a few corners. And there it was: my spot. It beckoned me and I started on my journey of higher learning for the week. One king size bag of skittles and 2 hours of text book reading later...I was ready to gouge my eyes out. Has my attention span really come to this? That's what I want to know. I knew I would regret omitting my eyes from my face, so I settled for (gently) thumping my head against the wall behind me. This seemed adequate until a bearded man wearing a conspiracy sign around his neck walked past me and gave me the crazy eyes, like I was the one that lost my mind. He shook he is head and I just kind of awkwardly smiled and looked the other way...
Then, lo and behold, was I glad I had those eyes of mine! There, on the escalators opposite of me, I saw a braid with a red bow, a little boy with his shirt on backwards and inside out with his handsome dad pushing a stroller. They came to see me! I was so excited I almost cried. Almost. But I mostly just jumped up and waved them over. Those kiddos ran full throttle to me and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
|This is them on the way to see me in front of the capital building. They were on the one mile above sea-level step!|
It was so nice seeing them. Everyone told me all about their day. Johnny asked if was staying forever and I answered that I would probably be there for most of the day. He looked so depleted and it about broke my heart. He begrudgingly walked away with his dad and sister and kept looking back at me with that pouting lip and I felt like the worst mom ever. But I preservered and trudged through the rest of my work.
On my way home I made more "friends." To be honest I felt like a twelve year old girl lost in the big city. I learned from hands on experiences what areas to avoid next time. That was fun. In a terrified-for-my-safety-kind of way.
Everyone was so happy when I got home that night and it was so nice to be able to spend time together.
In other news, this is how I spent my Sunday... :)