I feel like this weekend provided a brief breath – a very brief break from what has been consuming our lives and will be the rest of this month – the preschool transition.
It was a bit of a wonky weekend, which ended up working out really well for my current situation. Kiran went to his dad’s Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, my brain got a break because my body was working a catering event, preparations all day and working all evening.
Sunday, the break continued with a relaxing morning, and a work-related lunch, preparing for another catering event this month.
Sunday afternoon, Kiran got to come with me to a birthday party, and he got to ride a unicorn! Yep. A nice miniature pony ride, complete with fairy-tale features. The second ride, he was like a pro. This was a really great experience for him to have for many reasons, but especially since I have been considering therapeutic horseback riding for him in the near future. I think it would be a really neat thing for him to experience, and this gives me the confidence to check into it for real.
Sunday night, I got to be with family. We ate delicious leftovers (a perk of catering with a talented chef) and just spent time together. It was the perfect ending to a busy but important weekend – other than I could tell I was starting to lose the battle I was waging against this cold.
Which brings me to today. Kiran and I had a couple errands we HAD to run this morning, and then, due to how crappy I am feeling, we laid on the floor and read books until lunchtime. He’s been napping since noon, and I am about to wake him up to go spend the rest of the afternoon/evening with his dad.
Things don’t often work out this way, but our Sunday-Monday trade this week means this sick, achy mama gets to spend the rest of the day in bed.
Good thing – cause tomorrow, brief breath is over. October is BUSY!