Hard to believe I've spent nearly 5 months wearing a hole in this couch, or doing my circuit between kitchen and living room, to lull him to sleep in the front carrier. We are doing well. I must say I don't feel older or more tired than I did 17 years ago, but maybe I just felt pretty old and tired back then.
A lot of friends are on the cusp of becoming empty-nesters right now, as I thought I would be in three years, so I think the biggest adjustment has been getting used to the idea that next
Speaking of changes: Andrew starts daycare in about 2 weeks! Yeah, you can start praying now, because we chose the FARTHER AWAY ONE since they could do part-time, whereas the close one (2 minutes away) could only do full-time. For a car-hating baby and his mom, this could be interesting. Oh, and have I told you we live in the traffic capital of the universe so every trip takes twice as long as it should?
I am looking forward to getting back to work. Some immediate goals are:
- hiring a speaker's agent
- speaking engagements
- pitching and writing articles for magazines
- deciding what sort of book to write next
I admit that the first few days of childcare may look a little more like:
- taking a nap
- meeting up with a friend
- scheduling some "alone time" with Tim
These waning days of summer are usually difficult for me.
They remind me of the last few days/weeks before Jack's accident. The first week of school is rough, too. This year the crapiversary of Jack's accident, September 8, falls on the 3rd day of school, which is also Back to School night, and Andrew's first day in childcare. Gah.
Oh, have I mentioned this would be Jack's senior year? That feels like a lot.
Surrender. Embrace. Live. Love.
Love you guys!