I ended up going to bed at 9:20 pm because Annabel ended up in my bed (Josh was in the OR) and I couldn’t bring myself to turn on my reading light for fear of disturbing her. Plus maybe I was just that tired, although I just started a new book that is great so far (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).
On the downside, kind of a lame Friday night. On the upside, I woke up at 5:30 am feeling pretty rested! I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Josh is off (though I have designated Saturday morning as his time for work catchup), and we have a whole slew of social events. 2 kids’ bday parties (one for each kid*), family gatherings, a long run, pool time, and a play date to boot.
I am sure there will be plenty of political discussion and fearful speculation. I am going to try my hardest to just enjoy the family/social time and breathe.
* I can never tell from invites whether or not siblings are welcome, but for these two I’m just bringing the ‘invited’ kid.
A CONVERSATION WITH ANNABEL
Me: Annabel, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Annabel: A doctor.
Me, not wanting her to pigeonhole herself too early: Okay, that’s a great idea, but there are lots of other great things you could do too.
Annabel: Actually I don’t want any job.
Me: Oh. What are you going to do all day, then?
Annabel: Lie on the couch and rest.