Snowpocalypse has come and gone and everything in the “A” is back to normal…thank goodness. My son has not seen the classroom for basically a month. He had three weeks off for Christmas, went to school for two days and was out all of last week. He is ready and so am I.
Weekend was low key, a few weeks ago I decided to trade in my frequent flier miles for magazine subscriptions. I had to be honest with myself, I wasn’t going anywhere any time soon so seeing that I LOVE magazines this was a deal. I was very surprised to open my mailbox on Friday and find THREE shiny magazines staring at me. Did I mention I love magazines in all of their shiny, colorful, flashy glory. I stare at the photos, and I have been known to read an article or two. I stayed up way too late that night poring over their pages forgetting Saturday I would be running a daycare around here.
A friend of mine needed me to watch her children on Saturday, so I signed up to take on two 8 month olds, a 3 year old and a 5 year old…solo, all by myself..for 8 long hours. I survived, they tag teamed me at times, but I came out victorious, frazzled but nonetheless victorious. Shortly after she came to pick up her babies, the Mr. came home and as tired as I was I needed a moment to myself. I ventured out to Walmart and did the grocery shopping and picked up a few items for myself..you know nail polish, mascara, a book..the usual. Sunday, I whipped up a pretty decent dinner, put the kids to bed and enjoyed my Sunday chock full of trashy reality television.
Monday, I spent the day discussing with my son the great works of Dr. King and we watched a documentary. We had plans to venture down to Dr. King’s childhood home and visit the King Center but I woke up with a splitting headache so we will make that trek this weekend. As I was watching the documentary, it hit me that 40 years has not passed since this country has seen such large strides in the advancement of equality for all people. Viewing the program made me very thankful for Dr. King and his dream that has allowed me the ability to provide an experience for my children that their great grandparents didn’t have the opportunity to see. That realization has humbled me to appreciate every opportunity that I have and especially the influence I have on my children to reach for the sky and dream big, its my duty as their mother. Being a parent is such a daunting task…
Speaking of parenting, my dad rocks. He is a photographer and worked for National Geographic his entire career before he retired. He recently upgraded his camera and sent me his old one which just happens to be a Canon Rebel. I am just recently getting interested in photography and was surprised to find out that this camera is the “bee’s knees” in the blogging world. Please be prepared to be inundated with photos as a hone my craft…bwahahaha or should I say just figure out how to turn this thing on.
I am looking forward to this week, I have a meeting on Wednesday with a mentor/mentee group that I work with and on Thursday I am really excited about attending a vision board party that I have been invited to. Enough of my ramblings.
How was your weekend/MLK day?