My Sol, My Friend

I had an unprecedented evening with Sol today. We bonded like we’ve never bonded before.

After spending several hours at Blues on the Green and having a great time with friends, we headed to our car, which was parked along the edge of Mopac’s northbound access road at the entrance of Zilker Park. We were so ready to get our sweat-soaked bodies home for showers when we realized we were blocked in. Several smart drivers apparently had failed to notice that if they parked behind us that they would block us in. So we sat and waited, and waited, and waited, bonding with a couple next to us who was in the same boat, but without paddles to get anywhere!!

While we waited in the dark on the side of the road, Sol kept telling me she felt scared; I think the combination of nighttime and uncertainty made her nervous and fearful. Anyway, after waiting like an hour and a half for the morons who had blocked us in to move their cars, we finally got to leave, but not before me and the other frustrated woman tore into these idiot drivers. Well, it was this directed and heated attack that set Sol over the edge and ultimately made her want to be close to me the rest of the night.

When we got home, she kept telling me she didn’t want to go to sleep yet. She kept saying she wanted to be with me, like in the restroom while I showered and to sleep with me. By this point, we still needed to eat dinner. So I started heating up leftovers, and as I served us our late night snack, I asked Sol if she wanted to watch TV while we ate, and it was her answer that changed everything and was the sole cause for this post. She said, “No, I want to talk. We never just talk.”

I couldn’t believe what I had just heard and I was THRILLED that my daughter who is quickly becoming that “go-away-my-mom-is-so-dumb” tween actually wanted to talk to me!!!! 🙂

So we did just that…we talked. She told me about a boy she liked; she talked about her friends and their interests. It was as if I was conversing with a young adult. It was unprecedented and unforgettable. I will treasure this night forever.

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