Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday


This is a Martin Luther King, Jr memorial, near our apartment, that we explored today, the kids enjoyed walking behind the waterfall.

It was such a mixed-bag of a day.

From the despairing feeling of early morning (Greg leaves early on Sundays, and the day stretches out in front of me, an unscheduled wasteland waiting to happen)...

To actual tears of pride and delight when Baz barreled across the entire courtyard, all by himself, on the unicycle I bought for him...

To frustration at dealings with the other parents - parents who change their plans at the last minute and don't tell me, gatherings poorly organized and haphazardly attended, and the only thing that's ever consistent is inconsistency...

To the quiet calm of an un-busy evening at home with the kids, all of us buried in our books...

In the end, Sunday passed, my least-favorite day of the week, and it was OK. It had its good moments, like this one, the kids decorating the Christmas tree at the Cirque site. They are all practically bursting to celebrate Christmas, but in our household I have a strict Not Before December 1st! rule. That goes for Christmas carols, letters to Santa, etc. Once December arrives I will be as much in the spirit as any of them (and madly doing my online shopping, as well - the good fortune of being back in the States for the holidays this year)!

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