back and forth

We’re mostly all better here now, thankfully. I still have a little bit of a cough and Lucy still has a chronic case of Drippy Nose, but I think that’s more just because she’s a baby who goes to daycare. Sort of goes with the territory, right?

I don’t know, what do you think? She looks pretty healthy to me.

This one is apparently oblivious to the fact that her mama has to get up early tomorrow.

This week is chaotic in both good and bad ways. The good is that Catie’s birthday is tomorrow, and my big girl is turning FIVE. YEARS. OLD. A fact which she gleefully tells anyone who’ll listen. So we’re having a party at one of those bounce house places, because I really don’t need her entire daycare class plus all of their parents in my house. She is ecstatic.

[Aside: Can I rant about parents who don’t RSVP to birthday parties? I have 5 confirmed guests and about 11 others that have been given invitations, but I have no idea if they’re coming or not. And the party is Saturday. Rudeness!]

The not-so-good chaos is that Dave is coming for a visit, which means working out details about visitation and dealing with lawyers (because that’s the only way we communicate these days), and all kinds of things that I’d rather not have to worry about.

So, yeah. That stuff. Boo on that.

I also started this new diet thing this week because I decided that my jeans were getting too tight and I’ve had quite enough of that, thankyouverymuch. I don’t really want to talk about it too much because it seems like every time I do, I jinx myself. But that’s another added layer of chaos to my life, just because it’s something new and different, and changes are difficult, yadda yadda.

Lots of ups and downs, clearly. But overall, things are good, I think. Even though I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m about to be the mother of a five year-old child. How the hell did that happen?

4 thoughts on “back and forth

  1. Five is an awesome, wonderful age, and just the start of a wonderful time called the Grace Period. That’s the loveliness of being done with all of the physical dependency of an infant/toddler, before you get to the emotional high maintenance of a pubescent child. I have loved these elementary school years…they’re such fun people with their observations and all that they want to do. Happy birthday to your darling girl! Her sister’s fuzzy hair and giant smile are just so cheery on a winter’s day; I’m so glad the sickness has finally left you all.

  2. I loved when Boo was 5! All she wanted to do was learn and suck up as much info as she could. It was awesome!!

    Don’t stress about him coming, at least he is coming to see her for her birthday. Go with that joy for her, that is what you need to focus on!!

  3. That’s one gorgeous baby 🙂

    Wow, 5 years old. I hope Catie has an awesome time celebrating her birthday.

    I hope everything goes smoothly with Dave’s visit and it doesn’t cause too much stress.

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