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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Movie Theater Ticket Taker

Dear Movie Theater Ticket Taker -

You wished me a happy Mother's Day when you tore my ticket today. All I could think of to say was "thank you." But afterwards I thought, "Does he assume that I'm a mother because I look past the age that I should have popped out a few by now?" and it made me feel old. Then I thought, "Does he say that to all women on Mother's Day?" and it made me feel not so special anymore. Then I thought, "Does he know something that I don't know?" and it gave me a little thrill. And then I thought, "Don't go reading into every little thing, missy," and I tried not to think about it anymore. Then I thought, "That's what it sounds like to hear someone wish me a happy Mother's Day," and I wondered if I would ever hear those words spoken to me again.

If that turns out to be the only time, then, once again, thank you, Movie Theater Ticket Taker. I will always remember you.


P.S. We really liked Iron Man 2.


  1. Ergh this is a hard day for those of us that don't have the little ones we'd like...

    Also, glad you liked Iron Man 2, am officially jealous :)

  2. I sort of avoided public places yesterday to protect myself from the reminders that I am not yet a mother. I hope next year people will be wishing us both happy Mothers Day with meaning!

  3. I definitely believe you'll be hearing those words again!! And really want to see that movie, I've heard such good things!!

  4. I like to think that it's a good omen but, like you, I would immediately beat down the part of me that jumped in hope at this notion:) But I think you took it in exactly the right way...and here is hoping that next year, you hear those words again in all your underslept post-partum hormonal glory!!

  5. You will hear the words again...many, many, many times....I am SURE of it!!

    I saw Iron Man2 yesterday, too. I loooved it! Robert Downey Jr = hot hot hot. Haha. :) Very nice distraction from all of this crap.

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog recently. They are insightful, thoughtful and incredibly uplifting as I let doubt creep in. I am really grateful for your insights. This cycle of mine reminds me of your December '09 one.

  6. I'm praying you'll hear those words again!!

  7. I can't wait to see Iron Man 2, and am soooooper jealous that you've seen it already!

    Also I hope that you'll hear those words by next year!

  8. I hope next year, the same words will put the biggest smile on your face. Much love your ways.