"You see all I really need, are some ears to hear me dream."
-The Biggest Man in Los Angeles
This week has been rolling by super fast. I was pretty worried that spring training would seem so long this year since I wouldn't be with Elliot, but the kids and friends are actually keeping me pretty busy, which is a great thing.
A fun fact that many don't know about Elliot is that we usually share the same birthday week. His birthday is on March 9 and mine is March 11. When we adopted our dog, Baxter, we were told that his birthday was sometime in March, so we decided March 10 would be the perfect day for his birthday, as well.
My week started out with phone calls on Monday to Elliot to wish him happy birthday, including some singing from Blake for his daddy.
On Tuesday, I met some of my neighbor friends at a charter school lottery which none of us were even remotely close to getting into. We decided we should go to dinner that night with our kids. 6 kids, 3 adults, Mellow Mushroom. It was a mess, but it was fun. At least we went to a pizza place and we were in the outdoor dining where our kids could scream without bothering surrounding tables too much. It's nice to have women in the neighborhood that have husbands that travel, too. I was worried I would be all alone here and all my friends would always be enjoying dinners with their husbands and families every night, but it's been the opposite. I haven't been alone at all, and if it takes a village to raise a kid, my village has been extremely supportive so far this season.
Wednesday I took my daughters to Rise to get donuts with me. I decided at the beginning of the day that I was going to eat basically whatever I wanted all day, because if you can't do that on your birthday, when can you? So donuts for breakfast, a ton of chips and salsa with lunch, and I topped it all off with Olive Garden for dinner including breadsticks and alfredo sauce. Yes, friends that worked with me at the OG in college, I still eat the alfredo sauce even though I know it's terrible for me and full of (delicious) fat.
My sister Ashley and my friend Maddie came to dinner with me and then we went to see Andy Grammer at Lincoln Theater in downtown Raleigh.
It was a pretty good show. I saw his ring flash when he was singing, and I found myself wondering about his wife and what her lifestyle must be like. I feel like this is a weird side effect of being married to someone in the public eye.
I have these thoughts run through my head pretty regularly when I think of wives of athletes, musicians, celebrities, and anyone else in the public eye.
I wonder what his wife is like.
I wonder if she travels with him. That must be hard since he goes to a new town almost every night.
I wonder if they have kids.
I wonder if she is like me.
Does she cry for his triumphs and setbacks?
Is she SO proud that he's singing in front of this big crowd like I am when Elliot walks out in front of a packed house?
Do you ever think of what the families are like of people you see in the public eye? Or do you feel like they seem separate from normal life?
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