Okay, so you'll never know where I've just returned from (well, actually, you may just have an idea should you have checked out my status on Facebook, but otherwise...)... the Justin Timberlake concert in Cincinnati, OH! Oh yeah! I know, you read correctly, JT (yes mother, I hear you now - you would think I'd have outgrown my preteen musical preferences by now, NKOTB was what 17 years ago?!). The customs officers at the border had a laugh or two that two 27 year olds were going to see him too, but to be honest it was an amazing concert (and we definitely were not the oldest people by any means - what a strange mix of people present). And yes we drove that far for a Justin Timberlake concert... 6+ hours each way (though we did stay in Dayton last night to catch some Zzzs). We got there with just enough time for me to pump, brush my teeth with a water bottle in the parking garage and change in the backseat of the truck - I know, how classy, but we were short on time!
Anyway, I was impressed with Justin Timberlake; not only is he a talented vocalist, a gifted musician, and a damn incredible dancer (uhh, what were you thinking Cameron?), but he's a fantastic performer (which I suspected) and he's appreciative, which we found not only to be genuine but a nice change (as opposed to Timberland asking for the crowd to cheer "We love Timberland"). And to make the road trip even better was the opening act, Pink, which was a pleasant surprise. We didn't know who was doing it and when we got there we had to wait in a ridiculously long line for the bathroom when, all of a suddent, we heard Pink! She was excellent, too - what a strong voice and stunning acrobatic stunts! She was bustin' out the Cirque-du-Soleil type moves up and down the suspended material - it was pretty cool! And then of course Timberland came out, though his whole tribute to songs he's produced was a little lengthy. Still, it was a fun time...
But man, is it hard to leave Isaiah. I mean, I think it's important for me to not be the only one to take care of him, especially as I plan to return to work at the end of my leave. I don't want him to make strange with other people who might watch him... and he needs to have bonding time with daddy, too. It's just that I'm his primary caregiver right now, so it felt quite strange to be away from him for so long (even though it was less than 30 hours in total).
Rachel was dying to take a picture of me emptying bottles of breastmilk, too (since I had to pump every few hours) - I'm sure it was hilarious to see my jump out of the truck and dump them out if you were just some random person passing. Ahh, the pleasures of motherhood! So, now I'm back in the mom-groove just like that. Thanks Rach for a great spur of the moment get-away... it was nice to treat myself to something since becoming a mommy!