This past week we enjoyed Little’s birthday, Thanksgiving with my family, a post-holiday family trip to San Diego to visit Lenny’s family and a night away in Palm Springs for my good friend’s wedding. That explains why I’m a day late and a lesson short.
Lesson #1: A preschool class made up of two and three year olds isn’t all that different from a bunch of freshmen in college. While working in Little’s class last week, a boy cried and begged to go home (mine), a few of the girls wandered trying to find a place to fit in, two boys stumbled aimlessly and walked head on into each other, and two girls awkwardly kissed on the lips.
Lesson #2: Birthday candles go great with pumpkin pie.
Lesson #4: Sometimes it takes a trip to an out-of-town Urgent Care to realize that, in spite of your baby’s cold and airplane ride, she doesn’t have an ear infection. She just noticed there are a couple really fun things to play with that happen to be sticking out of the side of her head.
Lesson #5: When you’re enjoying a rare (kid-free) getaway and hope to relax with a nice long nap before your big night out, be sure to request an early check in. If you don’t, you might just find that (even though you arrived at 1pm) your room isn’t going to be ready until 4pm (though the bar may open at 3pm).
Lesson #6: Google Maps should definitely ask what you did the previous night before calculating your route home in the morning. Though the night of celebration didn’t do me in, the outrageously winding drive back to my in-laws’ almost did.
Lesson #7: When I don’t have my computer or my DVR, I find a way to get to bed before 10pm every night.
Lesson #8: Sometimes a trip to Urgent Care isn’t a false alarm. While our boys not only survived, but loved every second of us being away, their cousin ended up with four stitches in her lip after a long weekend with them.
Lesson #9: Since hearing Lenny (affectionately) refer to Pink as “what’s her face”, I’m thinking we should probably consider three kids our limit.
Whew, look at that. It’s 9:09pm. In other words, past my bed time. Good night and good week!