The Life of Bon: A gaggle of kids

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A gaggle of kids

Aren't weekends the bomb?

They're perfect for lazing around and sleeping in and going swimming with your friends and their six kids.

Yep.  You heard right.  Six.  My good friends Kalista and Akasha have been in town the past week or so.  Akasha lives in California and Kalista lives in the Phillippines so naturally it was quite the big deal when they were here.  Akasha has three kids, Kalista has two, and my in town friend, Crazy A, has one.  I'm bringing up the rear with zero children to speak of and not even a half hearted attempt.  All in good time, friends, all in good time.

While at the pool I had to step back and look at those girlfriends of mine and all the kids they're toting around and think, "My!  When did we all become so grown up?!?"  I know it's cliche, but life is just so weird and so fast.  You turn your head for a second and everything changes.  I remember when Akasha got her first kiss, I remember when Crazy A brought home a couple of low lifes who had picked up on her at Chilis, I remember Kalista giggling all night at a sleep over at my cabin.  Just little girls themselves and now somehow they are all the mothers of their own little girls.

I'm trying hard to stop more often and enjoy the moments.  Because, my, how fast they go!

For your weekend reading:

+ I am bored with my hair and looking for a change.  This conglomeration of every hair do I've ever had is helping me decide.
+ Greg and I are trying to decide what to do for Memorial Day this weekend. I don't think anything can beat Last year.
+ The whole "treat others like you would like to be treated" definitely isn't true in a marriage!
+ One of my favorite posts to write was this one on feminism.  Are you a feminist?
+ Was so inspired this week reading Erin's speech that she gave at elevate conference.  There are some pretty incredible women out in the blogging world!


  1. I'm so in love with your bathing suit! I've been looking for a good one for this summer.

  2. I am still best buds with my friend who I met when we were 13. We have been through everything together. Between us we have 7 kids! It is crazy!

  3. Your suit is ADORABLE! And it is totally crazy to take a step back and look at how much you and your friends have grown up.

  4. Aw cute! Looks like a fun time with your friends! It's crazy to think how quickly life moves, "If you don't stop and look around once in a while... you could miss it."


  5. Looks like you all had a great time swimming!!

  6. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Dear Bon,
    I found you through Whitney's blog and you are just adorable (and funny!). I stink at writing blog comments, but wanted to introduce myself and let you know that you have a new fan! I just recently finished a year long program of teaching English to high school students in France, so I can relate to your guest post about students saying stupid things.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  7. This took me back to the days when I use to take my girls swimming haven't been near a pool in years.............unless you count me standing on the side watching my granddaughter's swimming

  8. Seriously you want a new haircut?! I was just looking at your selfie-deck pictures thinking "I want her hair cut!!" but oh wait, my last cut resulted in baby-bangs so I'm sunk!