haley and i went to the "show me" games in columbia this past weekend. we had a blast! the red roof wasn't the best (no pool and not the cleanest room), we had a couple of restaurants around us (not the best food), but haley and i got to hang out together and with friends. she played great, so did the rest of the girls. they made it to the semifinals. haley played great defense. she had a great time playing with her friend katie, and i loved getting to know the other moms better. i hung out with katie and their friend emma's mom. katie spent the night with us that first night and the second night, jeff came up the second night with the kids, and haley ended up spending the night with katie.
it is pretty cool to see little girls who have alot in common find each other and become friends. haley, katie and emma get along so well and have so much in common. and i can see myself in them. i was really into animals, just like they are. i wasn't a girly girl. i loved to play outside, but i don't remember really finding anyone like me in school. i am so glad haley has found some friends that are just like her.
it's funny, her friends' moms are closer to my mom's age than to mine. in fact katie's mom is my mom's age, emma's mom is 2 years younger. they both have older girls (both only have girls) that are in college or going into college. i guess what surprises me the most is how comfortable i am around them. silly huh? why would that be surprising? i need to get over the feelings of inadequacy around older moms. these moms have really helped me a bunch (without even knowing it). they tease me about being young, but i can tell they aren't being bitchy about it. that hasn't been the case with some of the other moms.
all in all, the trip to columbia was really fun. i can't wait to do it again next year!