So, I just recently watched City Slickers. They play a game in the movie, while on the cattle drive, called “Best Day.” At least that’s what I’m calling it. Each character talks about what his “best day” was. I invite you all to play this with me, because I’ve discovered it’s rather hard. I have a huge list of best days. Does this mean I am incredibly lucky? Yes.
My first special day with Grandma, when I got a pair of red shoes for kindergarten and an orange notebook with leaves on it. We had dinner at Marshall Fields, because it will always be Marshall Fields, and I’m pretty sure there was ice cream involved.
The day I got lost in Disney World when I was three. Because yes, I remember it, and I remember being found.
The day in high school when Veronica and I went to Navy Pier to see the Superman movie. Afterwards, we watched the lightning show up the Saturday night fireworks and danced in the rain forever.
The day in seventh grade when I finally cut my hair. I called Meghan, my best friend, and told her what I’d done, and the first words out of her mouth were, “I’m coming over,” because she had to see for herself. I looked cute.
My surprise sixteenth birthday. Honestly, one of the best days of my life, thanks to my cult of friends. And specifically Margaret Nieto.
The day in Croatia when Logan and I were traveling when we jumped off a cliff, played volleyball with Australians, then sat in the church’s courtyard singing Jason Mraz.
My weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland with Martha and Elysia. That entire weekend was just so incredibly perfect. I think that was the most independent and relaxing weekend I’ve ever had. And I got to see where Harry Potter started, so, that didn’t hurt.
The day I rode an elephant, swam in the river Kwai, crossed the bridge, and had a rave in the rain.
The day in Montana this past year, when we went zip-lining, sliding down a mountain, and then to Bigfork to see a play. So many good things in one day. I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed more.
The weekend my entire family went to Harry Potter Land. My grandparents went on the big rides. Yes, that’s right. They’re badass. Maybe I will combine this with the day that Logan, Katie, and I waited in the rain all day to see the entire cast of Harry Potter, and the day I spent at Universal Studios with Erin.
Anyways, there have been a lot of best days in my life. What about yours? Leave me a comment! What was your best day? And no “the day my kids were born.” That’s cheating. Because we all know the greatest day of both my parents’ lives is the day I was born.