I’m still here! Adeline and I made it through spring break in one piece! (Well, actually I guess two pieces. But one piece each. You know what I’m saying.)
We actually didn’t get to do as much of the stuff as I had planned because there was a housing situation going down: we were crazily trying to find housing. Because, you know, it would be nice to know where we’re going to live when this baby comes. But more on that later, when it is, hopefully, fully resolved.
The week came to a pretty amazing end on Friday night: we dropped Addie off at my parents’ house for the weekend and went up to Kohler for a spa weekend.
Let me stop here for a giant THANK YOU to my parents for taking care of her!!
David travels for work a lot and I left Addie for a few days last August to attend BlogHer, but this was the first time we were both gone. In general I tend to be suspicious of parents who leave their infants and young toddlers for weeks to go on fancy international vacations. But I’m trying not to be judgmental**, so I won’t say any more about that. Suffice it to say, it’s not something I’m going to be doing any time soon. But I figured two nights and one full day at the spa was reasonable. And it was a-MAZ-ing.
Addie had a great time as well. I built it up in my head, worried about how she would deal with it. We talked about it all week and by Friday morning she was so excited to spend the weekend with Nana and Grandpa that she threw herself on the floor screaming when I told her we had to wait until the evening to go up there.
And then I thought, Dear god, I really need this spa weekend.
Seriously, though, it was cute how excited she was.
I missed her while we were gone, but not as much as I did last August. I was excited to see her again on Sunday morning, especially because she looked so adorable in her little Easter dress!
And now here we are: back on schedule. Addie’s back at school and I’m back to blogging and working on my book. I think I’m about done with the fifth draft. I need comments from a few more people and then I’m going to start the sixth draft, which will hopefully be mostly a polish. It’s getting serious you guys! I think I might be close to done…. Yay!
So that’s what’s been going on with me. If you had kids on spring break, how was it? Any adorable Easter stories? Anything else exciting going on?
** Speaking of judgment, have you seen this article from the New York Times over the weekend? Entitled A Childless Bystander’s Baffled Hymn, it’s written by some childless dude and it’s all about how modern parenting has gone wrong. I actually agree with a fair amount of what he has to say, but definitely not all of it. And I think it’s pretty obnoxious for someone who has never been a parent to presume to know how to do it best. I remember thinking I knew everything. Then I had a baby and realized I knew nothing. The weirdest part to me, though, is that it’s this super judgmental article and then the conclusion is basically that how we parent doesn’t matter – genetics are more important and kids will be who they’ll be regardless of what we do. OK dude, whatever. Hope you enjoyed all those pageviews.