This week started off normal and ended with me lying in bed at 10:30 at night, finally finished working, and all I need to do is get up and brush my teeth and I just don’t want to.
I have a lot of thinking, prioritizing, adjusting, and list making to do over the next couple of days. Thankfully Monday is a holiday so I have an extra day to process all that is going on.
It is all good… In fact better and more exciting than I thought possible. When you spend so many years doing one particular thing, feeling like you know you could do more but for whatever reason you’ve kind of just been stuck in that moment you can’t get out of… and then poof it all changes one day.
Rocco has to get up before the sky now. This is how life always works with kids. Every morning he would wake me up around 7, saying the sky is awake, so we need to be awake. I was working until midnight, getting home at 1am, I could sleep until 8 or even 8:30, I did not give a hoot about the sky being awake, I was still asleep. Thanks Frozen.
Now we’re waking up when it’s still dark and he says, “but mommy the sky’s not awake yet.” Sorry, remember all those mornings I wanted just a few more minutes of sleep? Payback’s a B kid.
This morning while we were getting ready he was holding the bag of Hershey kisses I bought for his class… and he started saying that he would have to give the pink ones to the girls. When I asked him why he said because pink is a color for girls. I do not know who taught him that, because I certainly didn’t, but it made me think about how much things have changed because when we were little, pink was a girl color. Now we aren’t supposed to teach things like that. Are we? It’s just a color, does it matter?
I barely ate today. I have to start making those egg things in the muffin trays that I used to make in Florida. They’re great to grab and go in the morning. And salad, I need to chop up lettuce at night for the next day. I love the way Chopt does their salads, how they cut everything up, even the croutons… I wonder if I just whacked away at a pile of lettuce, cheese, croutons, and chicken on a cutting board would it come out the same? They use some curved knife thing to do it. Worth a shot. Add that to the list.
For Valentine’s Day I don’t even know what we are doing. We talked about going to The Cheesecake Factory because I love that place and we haven’t been in forever, but once the week got crazy we kind of switched our focus and I don’t think we finalized a plan.
Kyla has been spending a lot of time with a friend she met at the beginning of the school year. She goes to her house a lot. I’ve always been working when they get together so I hadn’t even met her mom until tonight. I went to pick her up earlier than we planned because there was talk of snow… it didn’t happen… but I didn’t want to get stuck. Super nice lady, we started talking about education and common core and how bad the infrastructure is in the US (she’s from Germany) and we both said “we could go on and on!”
I need to get some sleep, I have an appearance tomorrow at noon.
First I need to get up and brush my teeth.