If we were having coffee today, we’d be drinking crappy hotel coffee since I’m spending my entire Friday in a CLE (continuing legal education). On bankruptcy litigation no less. I know that sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, but I actually like it. What can I say, I’m a dork litigator.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the kids start back to school on Monday, and they are really excited to get back on schedule. J will be in his second year of pre-K (No, he’s not starting kindergarten even though he’s 5. His birthday is late May and his pre-K teacher agreed that he would benefit from an additional year to develop his emotional maturity before starting kindergarten). N will be in her very first year of preschool. At open house yesterday, she immediately found all the princess toys and books and tried them all out. She decided preschool would be A-ok.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that one of the little boys in N’s preschool class has a severe nut allergy, which means that her class is a nut-free zone. No nuts, peanut butter or any other kind of nut butter in lunches for the whole year (and let’s face it, probably next year too). I totally get the importance of not having peanut butter in the classroom when a kid has a severe allergy, but I’m currently at a bit of a loss about what to pack in her lunch. Particularly since she doesn’t particularly care for meat. I know there are lots of you out there who deal with nut allergies on a daily basis — I’d love to hear your suggestions!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I suspect Baby J is starting to cut his molars and canines. His poor gums are hard and swollen and he’s been waking up at the crack of dawn the last few mornings. Those early mornings make for a pretty cranky boy by the time his morning nap rolls around. At least he took two naps yesterday — he had been refusing his afternoon nap for about the last week. It’s always liberating when kids drop a nap, but the process to get there can be a little painful.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finally feel like I’m starting to emerge from the first-year baby fog. The first year after having a baby can be really rough and with all the demands on my time on top of sleep deprivation, I found it really hard to concentrate or focus on anything. This week I feel like I made a breakthrough. I deleted Facebook from my iPhone, started confining my social media to specific times of day, and started making task lists for myself when I get to work in the morning. The result is that I’m much more focused and productive during the day. It would be nice if I could translate that newfound work productivity into home productivity as well 🙂
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I’m looking forward to spending a nice weekend at home. I finished my very first two-piece setacular this week, which I plan to photograph over the weekend. The kids have several unphotographed outfits as well, so I might even try my first-ever planned photo shoot! Fingers crossed!
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?