Where was it exactly that I crossed the threshold to needing to dye my hair, go to the gym and use sunscreen?
Where was I exactly when I could no longer justify spending half a paycheck on clothes and shoes?
When did I become so boring that I couldn't simply jump in the car and take off for the night, a weekend or forever?
Where did this women come from who knows about Drain-O, OxiClean and Magic Erasers?
Where did I get these comfortable shoes, laugh lines and over sized purses?
Where did I come from?
When did I start carrying napkins, straws and band-aids in my car?
Where is the girl who wore short shorts, mini skirts and belly shirts?
When did I become so good at catching cookie thieves, instigating tickle fights and mopping up apple juice?
Where did I learn exactly when to smile at you in order to make you smile, too?
Where did I learn to cook dinner, do fractions and fold laundry at the same time?
When did I stop worrying about fitting in, moving up and getting paid more?
When did I start instead hanging on, lifting higher and working harder?
Where did I learn to erase bad dreams, hurt feelings and ink marks on clothes?
Looking at the woman I've become, I can't help but wonder "Where did I come from?"
And then you smile at me and suddenly I understand.
Just as you came from me....maybe, perhaps, I came from you, too.