wanna know what’s stressful? writing down everything you do with your kiddo and for your kiddo for a 5 day period of time.
obviously it’s worth it – ABN and i are headed on a little vacay later this week and my parents are coming to town to take care of THE BUG. this all came to be one late night in the middle of my weaning breakdown. while EBN was sleeping peacefully after downing a full bottle of cow’s milk, i was weeping in a corner, pulling out my hair feeling like a sad sack – with deflated breasts. i couldn’t imagine that i would ever feel whole again – unless, perhaps, i had a few days away. so before the sun rose we booked a quick trip and i sent my parents an email letting them know they were on duty.
don’t get me wrong – i’m super excited. i plan to sleep and drink and sleep and drink some more (and i’m also REALLY looking forward to going for a run…WTF, who am i?). but, there is a LOT of planning that has gone into this trip. my parents are the most competent grandparents i can imagine – they change diapers, they soothe, they get up early – my dad is promising to cook EBN homemade mac and cheese and steak…she’s going to have the time of her, very brief, life (although, now they do have to contend with the balloon). but there are still a lot of details to share – where to find extra diapers, how to put these super complex bottles together, directions to swim class…you get the idea.
not only am i leaving the babe behind (oh god) but i’m also taking the time off work. let me be clear – i’m leaving my work phone at home. this is huge. i know i don’t talk about my job on here often and i should because it’s fascinating but the long and the short of it is – i’m always on call. and most of the time it’s fine. but you know what’s going to be really nice? not being on call
so for the next 48 hours my life is about lists – lists for my parents. lists for my coworkers. i am so thankful to these people for stepping in to let a red head breathe. i am one lucky lady.
oh shit, i just remembered i have to leave instructions for how to use the new coffee maker…back to work!Read More