- Miss M went to school. She was fine. In fact, when I arrived to pick the kids up at the end of the day her teacher said, “Oh, I didn’t even notice that she was coughing until you pointed it out.” (I had sent an email saying that she had been coughing during the night but I thought she was fine and would be really disappointed to miss picture day.)
- AM’s babysitter came this morning, offering me my first chance to work in a week. She took him for a playdate and then a walk to look at some cement mixers (oooh!). On the way back he fell asleep in the stroller. What?! Crazy. Never happens. He’s almost never in the stroller, but whatever. So the babysitter got to leave 20 minutes early due to sleeping child. Then he woke up when I tried to get him to bed and undressed. Nap? Ten minutes.
- So I futzed with my Tuesday-Wednesday schedule and took him grocery shopping (bribe: mini bagel). It was all fine until we checked out. When I am not totally distracted, I try to watch as things are scanned. I’ve been shopping at this particular store for many years, so I’m sure over time there have been screwups, some in my favor, some in the store’s. But I am NOT going to let a $30 overcharge for lemons go by. So to the woman checking me out, sorry if you had to do some paperwork because you had to take that off my bill, but really, fuck you, the sneer wasn’t necessary. I wasn’t trying to rob the store or get you into trouble…unless you really can’t tell the difference between a bag of five lemons ($2) and a huge crate of them ($32).
- Taxman worked from home today, in case someone had to go pick Miss M up at school. I offered to drive PM carpool (it’s not my day) so that my neighbor wouldn’t have to disturb her sleeping baby. When I left Taxman was on a call; I put AM in front of Super Why!, buying a half hour of quiet. When I returned, I found Taxman alone in the living room. “Where’s AM?” I asked. Response? “He’s not with you?” Um, no. “Did you not pay attention when I told you I was leaving and putting on the TV for him?” “No, I know, but when I got out here 10 minutes ago the TV was on but the room was empty. I thought you had changed your mind and taken him with you.” Um, no.
- AM had watched his show and put himself to bed. Nap at 3:15pm was so NOT the way I wanted to go.
- Thankfully we have a child who is, at his core, not destructive or even particularly inquisitive. He stands on chairs to try to reach things, but only (I think) because he sees others do it. Another two year old roaming the house unchecked could have been…interesting. Although his favorite repartee of late is along the lines of “AM, what are you doing?” “Nuffing, Ema!”, if you hear silence, he’s probably either reading a book, sucking his thumb in my bed or with my pillows on the floor, or lining up his “vehicles” to make a construction site.
- I never did manage to get to the gym or go running today.
- Tomorrow? Yeah, I’ll get right on that.