Leaving Sucks

And I’m not even the one leaving!

My good friend (both on the interwebs AND in real life, which in itself is pretty amazing) Amanda is moving to Virginia in two weeks and I am sad. Her stupid husband is making her go. Ok, the Navy is making them go but it’s hard to be mad at a giant government institution rather than one guy. Even if he is a giant dork super nice.

Amanda is the kind of friend who says stuff like “One of these days we should go check out that museum” or “This summer, let’s go to the lake” or “There’s an apple festival in Salem this weekend that looks fun” and then ACTUALLY DOES IT. I am baffled by that kind of motivation. 99% of all my “Oh, we should totally go…” end with me sitting on the couch stuffing my face with Goldfish and watching a Law & Order marathon (yet another reason canceling cable might be good for me). They have made us let us tag along on so many fun weekend outings that last week when we WEREN’T with them, Madison, Amanda’s daughter (age almost 4),  turned to her mom and asked “Where’s Miss Suz?” unable to understand how it was possible to do stuff without us.

Besides inviting us to parties and barbecues and parks and beaches, Amanda is my magical porch fairy/hand me down baby toy provider. For the whole past year at least once a week we find presents/baked goods on our porch, always from Amanda & family, always delicious & useful. ALL of Baby Evan’s favorite stuff came from them, including a super duper awesome playhouse we’ll be taking ownership of after their going away party next weekend, where I plan to throw a giant fit and beg them to stay. But not before stuff that awesome house into the back of our minivan. It keep the kid entertained for FOUR HOURS last nigt.

OH. AND. WHO IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE A CAKE FOR BABY EVAN’S SECOND BIRTHDAY? I couldn’t even attempt something like the one Amanda made for his first birthday unless I am 100% prepared to cut off a finger/get very drunk/end up lying on the floor in tears after three hours.

Amanda introduced me to Twitter, to blog giveaways, to Gardener’s Lake, to the church we (sporadically) attend, and to a zillion other things. They play marbles with us and don’t even mind that E yells and I call people names. Madison loves Baby Evan (she’s started requesting her own baby brother) and does an amazing job of playing and sharing with him when they’re together. Their friendship has meant so much to us during the past year, especially in the transition from DINKs (dual income no kids) to Dad works, Mom stays home with a baby all alone and desperate for someone to talk to who doesn’t want to chew on her nipples.

I jokingly threatened to slash some tires to prevent their leaving, but I think Amanda’s a little afraid I wasn’t joking. But of course I was. Slashed tires would barely slow them down at all! Pulling some random bits out of the engine, now THAT would take a few weeks to straighten out.

Still kidding. Mostly. We’ll miss you guys!

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p.s. Today is the LAST DAY to vote in the BlogLuxe awards (bebehblog is nominated in the funniest category!) so if you wouldn’t mind clicking right over there on that little black button I would love you forever and ever too —–>

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5 Responses to “Leaving Sucks”

  1. That sucks! I’m so sorry to hear that. Especially the cake part! I was looking forward to next years :)

    P.S. Wanted to mention that I don’t have a link to vote for you. I don’t know if it is missing of your end or mind but I just thought I would let you know.

    • bebehblog says:

      Ok, the link is here as well as the little black box on my sidebar that says “BlogLuxe” something or other. I’ve been having site issues with that sidebar so it doesn’t always show up. Thanks!

  2. Other Erin says:

    If allowed, I will totally attempt a 2nd birthday party cake. And I mean this in the “tell me what day I need to take off of work” sort of way and not the “there is a festival downtown this weekend” sort of way.

  3. Brandon says:

    We’re really sad to go too. I was really hoping Evan would get picked up for LDO and we would see you guys down there with us (hey maybe next year). I don’t know if you saw my blog post or not but I’m not a big making friends person but you guys definitely mean the world to us. We all definitely need to stay in touch. I guarantee that we will be back up to CT periodically and plus E is trying to get me to get a umbilical connected up to WOW (already signed my life away to the Navy so not sure I can lease it out to online gaming).

  4. Amanda says:

    ::sad face:: We are going to miss you guys! I think this is the first time that I am not looking forward to our move (well maybe a little, CENTRAL AC!!!). BUT I promise that we will still get together after the move. I believe a meeting in DC is already in the planning stages! Plus you have two more weeks to get sick and tired of us!

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