I discovered something about PunditGirl this week.
She’s a retro kind of girl.
This week was her Spring Break, and I had toyed with signing her up for a day or two of camp at school, but decided that what we needed here at Chez PunditMom was some good, old-fashioned mommy and daughter time, even if that inevitably meant super-boredom.
Aside from a few routine doctor appointments, I had grand plans — the new branch of the Air and Space museum with the space shuttle, the zoo, maybe expose her to a little art.
But PunditGirl had other plans.
Aside from having to deal with certain truths, she just wanted to be outside. We stopped at the local toy store early in the week, picked up a jump rope and a soccer ball and made for the backyard. That, along with the red Razor scooter and the two-wheeler with the wobbly training wheels, as well as a two-hour (!) trip to the ice skating rink, and that’s all she wanted to do.
Happy as a clam. Give this girl a day full of back-to-basics physical activity, and everyone’s day is a little brighter.
This afternoon, we’re off to NYC to visit the newly-engaged stepdaughter, so I asked Rachel what she had thought of our week of “Mommy camp:”
Without missing a beat, her reply was, “AWESOME!”
Made my day! Having said that, I see how difficult it’s going to be to get her back on the school routine on Monday!
So, next week, back to school for her and back to punditry for me. While we’re strolling around the Big Apple, check out this article today about Rebecca Walker’s new book and her comments about how adoptive parents’ love for their children just isn’t the same as the love bio parents have for their “natural” children.
As you can imagine, I will have a more well-formed thing or two to say about that when we get back!