Thursday, April 03, 2008

What I Did Today - Thursday, April 3, 2008

I went to work, had lunch with a couple of friends, etc., etc., but when I got home tonight, I did something really cool...I booked tickets for Mike & Chris to fly to Indianapolis next weekend for the Indiana University Little 500. Mike will be flying in from Tucson and Chris from Dallas, and they'll stay with their best friend Jon (a/k/a my third son), who's in college at Indiana. The three of them have been buddies since they were 5 years old, when they were in Indian Guides together. Jon's invited Mike & Chris for this event before, but they've never made it, and as this is Jon's senior year, I really wanted this to happen.

In case you don't know, the Little 500 is a bicycle race that was immortalized in the terrific 1979 academy award winning film, Breaking Away, (which was written by one of my favorite writers, Steve Tesich).

The guys talked about doing this at Christmas, but I hadn't heard anything more, so tonight I called Chris and asked him if he'd gotten his ticket. He hadn't. I was already online, checking flights and prices, and we figured out what would work for Chris, and then I asked about Mike. Chris said Mike couldn't afford the airfare, so he wasn't going to go. Uh-huh. One of the coolest things about being a parent is the ability to make a thing like this happen.

Sooooooooo...I called Mike. We figured out what would work for him. And both my guys are flying to Indiana next weekend to hang out with their buddy Jon and attend the Little 500 together. Woo hoo!

5 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

Yep...sometimes it's really cool to be "The Mom."

Or so I'm told...

TJ said...
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TJ said...

"Mom" what a great gift to give...the gift of time .
You know they will spark something special up again between them...how cool is that!
I love the person you are.
Hugs TJ

Better the second time...laughing.
I need to keep my eyes on the board!

Chris said...

Put $10 on the "Cutters" for me, would ya?

That sounds so fun!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful gift of love! My shero. ;) XXOO