Monday morning. We made it through another weekend. As I watch Dazey the He-She Cat eat the dog’s food and wonder who has been messing with my laptop settings as the colors are now all funky looking, I am mentally reviewing the weekend (who said I couldn’t multi-task) and two thoughts keep coming to mind: Kelly Clarkson and the fact that Daddy Owl and I had an accidental date night Saturday night
I say accidental because it wasn’t one of those planned events where Baby Chick is dropped off at Grandma’s, kisses are given and Daddy Owl and I sprint as fast as we can toward the date night promised land of dinner and a movie without having to argue with a little person about what he will and won’t eat that particular day and/or what he will and won’t do that particular day. Who am I kidding? At this point in our lives, date nights for us are not really about dinner and a movie but about getting re-acquainted with our long lost friends, Mr. Peace and Mrs. Quiet. So when Auntie offered to take Baby Chick to a movie Saturday night, we couldn’t shove money for Baby Chick’s ticket in her hand fast enough.
Three whole hours alone with Daddy Owl. That doesn’t happen very often. We could go anywhere, do anything and where do we end up? At Lowe’s because Daddy Owl needed weather stripping. Awww…romantic right? Hey, we held hands.
Now you may be asking what Kelly Clarkson has to do with any of this. The Lowe’s we ended up at was not just any Lowe’s, but the one in the hometown of the songbird herself. You see, Kelly is from Burleson, Texas and as we are not far from Burleson, we sometimes find ourselves in that neck of the woods. I’m still a little shocked that someone from BURLESON made it big, ‘cause no offense to Burleson, but before Kelly it was pretty much a “podunk” town with a lot of “big-hair” women. It’s grown quite a bit (the town, not the hair) in the 10 years since her big win on American Idol.
Anyway as we headed to the checkout, weather stripping in hand, I got to thinking which of Kelly’s song titles would best describe my life with Daddy Owl and well, Daddy Owl…my life really would suck without you and I will hold your hand anytime even in Lowe’s
or in the snow
or at an outdoor wedding in the Texas heat
or anytime at all. Even "accidentally".