Meet my new coworkers: they're terrible with excel documents and they rarely show up to anything on time. Also I have to change both of their diapers and wipe food off their faces. One of them likes to sing songs to his matchbox cars and the other one is fascinated by a tiny monkey. So basically, my new job is fantastic and I couldn't be happier with my new workplace.
My mom came to visit and it was such a big help and a great transition into this new lifestyle. (If I could sleep in until 8 everyday and have someone else get up with the boy at 6 am, I'm pretty sure my life would be complete.) I'm slowly starting to fill in the days on our calendar with fun outings and trips to see friends. Usually I'm a pretty low-key mom and I don't love the idea of carting little kids around all day long, but I see the advantages of daily field trips for David's sake, so I'm trying to make the days interesting but still routine.
And even though it's ninety billion degrees outside and sometimes my glasses fog up when we leave the house, we've been spending time playing "hockey" and "baseball" in the driveway (using the terms loosely as we play under David's toddler-ized versions of sports rules) and splashing around in the kiddie pool. And Norah goes with the flow and takes decent naps and is usually pretty agreeable. Everybody wins.
So I thought you'd enjoy a little report from this side of the work / no work divide. I'm taking it day by day but so far it's as good as I'd anticipated.