This morning went well. Laurel slept through it all. Bethel jumped and played with the other children. David watched. Reminder to self: watching is good. Remember not to comment on this as though it were newsworthy.
I managed to finish cleaning the house with a little help from the Sesame Street website (yes, I occasionally use the computer as a babysitter). I did have to pull out the ladder to change a smoke alarm that started beeping; we have very high ceilings. (I have developed an inexplicable fear of heights in my old[er] age, so I usually let Lee do this job.) And I started feeling a bit lightheaded since I hadn’t had breakfast (or maybe I should start taking vitamins again). I felt better after eating a chicken sandwich. I also decided it was okay if the laundry wasn’t done, or my floors weren’t mopped, and then I felt better. Reminder to self: Eat breakfast, take vitamins, remember it’s okay not to be perfect.
A good time was had by all. Children cried when it was over (a good sign). After the last mother left, I realized that I didn’t know most of their names. Reminder to self: make name tags for moms.