are bits and pieces:
-I killed a bug on the family room curtain that I'm fairly certain was a tick. I don't want to know how/why it was there.
-Harper had been working on reading with me last spring/summer and then it got to be kind of an exercise in frustration for both of us so I shelved the issue for a while. The last two nights she has read to me from a book called Mouse Tales with very little assistance from me. Ah - it is awesome! I'm so excited for her to be able to read on her own - she's going to love it.
-Last week was my first full week of full time work and both kids were sick and we had many sleepless nights. To cap it off it took me 2 1/2 hours to drive my 35ish minute commute home on Friday. I'm choosing not to use last week as an assessment of how this job thing is going.
-Speaking of my job, I think I may never have mentioned what it is, exactly. I am now the junior high media specialist (librarian and then some) for a school district a bit south of where we live. The gig is supposed to last until June. I love lots of things about it, but suspect that it will take all semester for me to feel truly competent.
-The kids love their preschool/daycare - LOVE IT. Harper complains when I come to pick them up and we've been told repeatedly by many staff members that Michael is adjusting beautifully and is such a happy child. This certainly makes things easier.
-In related news - it is kind of nice that they get a chance to miss me. I know it is difficult for them in some ways, but I selfishly enjoy being wanted in a way I felt I never was when I was the at home parent all of the time.
-Getting up at 5:30 (or so) in the morning is actually a bit easier than I would have imagined.
-Staying awake long enough to pack lunches and take time to email/blog/comment is much, much harder that I would have imagined.
-Now I know we're only a few days into this adventure, but I'm going to say that it isn't more difficult than being at home all day, it's just difficult in tremendously different ways.