Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What if….?



[….and the Corascope Chronicles continue….]

So, Friday, Scope, my daughter Gwen, and I went for a tour of the art school Gwen will be attending once we move to Chicago. Splendiferously, the school just so happens to be about a mere block and a half from Scope’s home, on a gorgeous, quaint, tree-lined road. The walk to school was simply lovely! Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!

Did I mention it was lovely?

And the school was even lovelier!

I can not stress enough how utterly impressed I am with the school and—even more importantly—Gwen adores it too. I mean, I figured she would; she was most thrilled with the school’s website, but…. well…. y’know…. what if?….

What if the school hadn’t lived up to our expectations?

What if Gwen found it intimidating or frightening?

What if she *gasp of horror* hated it?

What would we do then????

Stupid ‘what if’s. They’ll get the better of you if you let them. I’d been cracking the whip and telling those pesky ‘what if’s to shut up, trying to keep them at bay, for days, but in all honesty they succeeded in ambushing me Friday morning as we walked up to the school….

What if….?

What if….?

What if….?

*deep shuddering breath*

I kept my ‘what if’s to myself, of course, ‘cuz what’s more contagious than a case of the ‘what if’s? Nothin’, that’s what! And Gwen didn’t need to be infected with that. But about five minutes after entering the school, those horrid ‘what if’s vanished like socks in the dryer!

*POOF*

Gone.

The school was amazing, charming, and definitely had a family feel to it, and there Gwen will have the opportunity to take art and writing classes which she is sooooooooooo excited about and suited to. Gwen’s face was lit up like a Disneyland parade the entire time! She absolutely LOVED it!!!!

After enjoying the tour of Gwen’s future school, the three of us walked our way to Lincoln Square to visit Gwen’s favorite store, Quake, where she bought a set of Corpse Bride figures and a Jack Skellington toy which rises out of its coffin (VERY cool!!); then we walked to a drug store to buy some postcards for Gwen to send back to her dad and all his other kids; and then we stopped into Chicago Brauhaus for a deeeeeeeeeelicious lunch (mm-mmm-mmmm.)

After walking back home, we all snuggled back up on the couch and watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and (my ultimate favorite) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, while intermittently bursting out in irresistible talk about where Gwen’s and my furniture and various things will fit in Scope’s home once we move…. ‘cuz this thing is SO happening!! And sooOOooOOoon!!

No ‘what if’s about it.

:-)

[….to be continued….]

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9 comments:

Scope said...

And in a "small world after all" moment (keeping the Disney theme running) the crossing guard at the corner was in the same high school class as my friend of 25 years that went to see on Saturday.

See, the towns not so big!

Sassy Britches said...

Yay! I'm so glad to see that it's all coming together! *radiates happiness*

LiLu said...

And bonus: Chicago is AWESOME.

Good times ahead, ladyfriend!

Soda and Candy said...

That is such a relief. I'm glad she loves the school, it sounds absolutely perfect!

The What Ifs are my constant companions and although they can keep my more optimistic hubby grounded sometimes, sometimes they just need to eff off.

Callista said...

woohoo! Now if everything else would just work out perfectly as well!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

What a terrific weekend. I wish the gods would treat me like they treat you. Good things happening to good people.

Heff said...

A plan comes together..

SkylersDad said...

I am so glad that things are coming together well!

J.J. said...

Gwen loving the school is 1/2 the battle. I'm glad she embraced it!

And the 'what ifs' are kicking my butt (haha!) right now.