(and I understand that the word "actress" is no longer used), I'm going to post a photo of MYSELF each and every day on my blog. Here I am, just after the show, gazing lovingly into the mirror of my Barbie bathroom. My son Oliver is scowling behind me because I left him alone with Dad and Henry and they're so mean to me. Despite his pronouncement the other day that my looks had deteriorated to the point of catastrophe (what happened to you?), my eleven year old is attached to my hip right now in probably the last gasp of mom-love before he morphs into a boy-man like his older brother. It's intense, Readers, being a mother -- particularly when you're also an ACTOR.
(The show went very well, by the way, and was preceded by a fabulous dinner with my dear friends Sally of Maggie World, her friend, an occupational therapist who I felt as if I'd known forever, Heather of Little Wonders, Lisa, who is also a wonderful writer but no longer writes a blog, Denise of Margaritaville and the Man Who Loves Her. I am so grateful that these beautiful women and one man traveled from their respective homes to come and support me. We drank wine, ate good food and shared many laughs together.)
I've got two shows today and then we break until next weekend. If you're in town, come on out and support twelve amazing mothers in Expressing Motherhood. If you're a teacher, I believe the tickets are half priced today -- a 2:30 matinee and 7:00 evening show.