It was a weekend to remember and another mother/daughter event to embrace.  Again, even without the wristbands, we still had the ultimate experience.
I have a sneaking suspicion that people think we’re strange.  The girl’s look at her and wonder strangely why she’d attend an event like this ESPECIALLY with her mother.  Same goes for me.  I know people wonder why a grown woman shows such an enthusiastic interest in an event like this or the Toronto Film Festival.  Why would I encourage my daughter to do frivolous things like this?
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Well actually it’s a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my daughter.  Being a mom isn’t about sporting activities, cleaning house, discipline, and patio cocktails when the children are laying low. Sure it’s a component, but there’s also the part of being a mentor, a friend, and an influence that you can live life to the fullest if you allow it to happen no matter what the age.  I do not agree that you cannot be a friend to your child.

I was telling this to a group of individuals at the BHD Suites event and they got it.  One actually looked at me and said, “You have got to be the coolest mother.”
I was grateful for that comment.  I love being the “coolest” mother in my daughter’s eyes and could really care less what my friend’s or her friend’s think.  Why?  We have our trials and tribulations, vicious fights and lots of tears.  At the end of the day, we find common ground and share every minute of life together as long as we can.  She will be gone in time.  She will no longer be fully mine,  If you’ve kept up with my blog, you’ll know that’s the separation has already started and these moments to reconnect are so very precious.
I also want her to experience that people are strange.  There can be girl’s who look down on those who are considered odd, but consider this…….isn’t it odd that anyone has the desire to look negatively on another person?  It kind of makes you ask who the odd one is when you see all of these different people smiling and enjoying life?  Being themselves rather than following the norm.

Let those girl’s live in their grumpy judgemental existence.  It’s alright because that’s not the life you were meant to live. 

So at the end of the day and a wonderful meeting with Lady Gaga, we had enough.  She wrote a letter to Gaga thanking her for her inspiration and words during the time of bullying.  She thanked for reconnecting us again and assisting in making our relationship stronger.  Again, silly?  Not likely, I was only sixteen once upon a time….and the best part is that I still remember.

Our trip was once again joyful and highly successful.  We decided to leave before the MMVA’s started once we decided that we’d die of claustrophobia anyway. 

I’m happy we came home because the MMVA’s wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.  I really found the energy was lacking.  There was minimal excitement from the MMVA hosts and they are the director’s in setting the mood for the show.  The performances and stage was amazing though, it simply lacked hype. 
The best part was US and our mother/daughter adventure.  It will always be US and the memories we build together.

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