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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My BEST Date This Summer Has Been With...

My mom.
(no, this isn't us!)

Yes, scary, but true! Last weekend we went to a street fair in Los Angeles. Our whole family got together to go. Both of my sisters are married and my parents are divorced, so my mom and I get paired off a lot when it comes to family functions... movies, holidays, you get the idea.

So, we all decided that we were going to go to the street fair together. I had already had a great afternoon with my sister and friend seeing Eclipse (in a theater where you could DRINK!) and was looking forward to a great evening with my family and a few friends. About 12 of us gathered at my mom's place for appetizers and cocktails and continued what was becoming a great summer day.

Around 8, we all rallied and headed over to the fair which was only a few blocks away. As we were walking over my asked if I would be her date for the night. Awe... cute! The next thing I know she bought my ticket for me! (And you know how many dates I have been on where I'm picking up the check.)

We had a great night. She bought me dinner, we had wine, talked about work, summer, friends, and pop culture (Team Jacob vs Team Edward and that damn Ali on the Bachelorette). Seriously, it was one of the best "dates" I have been on it a while.

The moral of the story (at least for me) is to not take your family for granted. They will always pick you up when you're down and remind you that you are loved. My mom knew exactly what I needed and delivered. Now, if I could just find a guy to do the same thing, I'll be in good shape!


  1. My mom is one of my best friends. She has been there for me through thick and thin. She's been my confidante, my cheerleader, and more times than I'd wish, my caregiver. All of my immediate family mean so much to me, and I feel honored to be able to have them in my circle of friends. I'm glad you have that support too!


  2. it's true - family is definitely underrated. Much more important to maintain than your dating life.

  3. Like SoloAt30, my Mom is also my best friend! She's my rock and we talk everyday. Mom dates are the best! She still sends me care packages every few months just because :)

    I'm still looking for a guy who'll treat me like she does ;)

  4. I have 2 younger sisters and I used to think that I was too cool to hang out with them before (we are 10 years apart). But now, I love hanging out with them. We talk and laugh about everything.

    Either they are mature or I'm still a kid :)