|Motherhood Maternity? Oh, Come On!|
Instead we just... walked and talked. We looked at some things, we went into a couple of stores but it was a walking-talking day.
I did my other favourite dressed thing: I forgot I was dressed. I was Meg, hanging with her new girlfriend. I didn't even think to ask Aeify to take a picture until we were ready to leave and would you look at the choice of store in the background! That's one store I'll never shop at!
I was at peace. I think Aeify was having a pretty good time too.
I thought it was... I'm missing a word here. Not "odd" or "strange." "Unexpected," yes, but that's not the word I want. I'll try to explain.
When I said I was going out to Arizona and I'd get to spend one "Meg" day, Aeify said she wanted to come out too. I could not imagine why. She lost Penny less than two months earlier. She wanted to go to Tucson, of all places, and spend a bit of treasure for a one-day trip.
But as we chatted I learned that the furthest she had been from home was Orlando, and that was the only time she had ever flown. She wanted to do what I do as Meg: step outside her comfort zone.
The same way I always have "firsts" as Meg, she wanted some "firsts" as an adult on her own.
Then I understood.