NINE. That's crazy. I just do not know how to cram the 60-80 hrs/week necessary into the 40 hours that's reasonable.
My husband is watching the Cardinals in game 5 of 5 in the playoffs and is muttering under his breath and at the TV, and occasionally pacing. I asked what inning it was like a silly girl and he snarled, "Just don't talk to me right now". He's not usually like that.
My son is asleep on the couch, next to his daddy.
He went to Dairy Queen today and got a milkshake, half of which he saved in the freezer for tomorrow (how many 6 yrs do that? *I* can't do that!). He ordered a pumpkin milkshake because Matt told him it would be safe because Mommy doesn't like pumpkin. Twerp. Fall can be difficult that way.
Matt said he's found my daughter in the cubby of her bookcase two mornings in a row now.
I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I have a post in the works about school and will try to get it down this weekend (hint: it's better!)
I was recently lamenting about keeping up with this 31 for 21 thing and said I was going to resort to haikus and Bartlett's Familiar Quotations soon. I was totally joking at the time but....
So Bartlett's index for "down" is more effort to explore than I'm prepared to exert right now but I turned to the page of my girl's birthday instead and it was perfect:
First, Gene Fowler: Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank [screen] until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Second, multiple quotes from Charles de Gaulle, who also had a daughter with Down syndrome. Serendipity, defined. This post, from Patricia Bauer's now quiet blog, was one of the first I read after learning about my daughter's little extra. It has always stayed with me. It ends with:
[The permalink doesn't seem to be working, so I set it up under 'history' tab. Date of the original post was 6/4/07]
This young woman’s life was a constant reminder of the dignity and value of vulnerable people, a message delivered like an arrow to the heart of one of the twentieth century’s most influential men. I would like to think that Charles de Gaulle may have found in Anne an exhortation to stand up for what is right in the face of overwhelming public ignorance and cruelty. Perhaps, just perhaps, she helped to change the course of history.
[Oh and we won! Turns out this is a BIG DEAL! Love the Pujols]