Thanks to everyone for all the prayers. I have had so many beautiful consolations poured out upon me yesterday and today. I can’t even tell you haw full of joy I am right now. I know they are the result of all the love you have been showering on me.
Last night I put Ben down at 8 and he slept until 6.
Ten. Hours. Straight.
I only got five hours of sleep myself because after the previous wonderful night I wasn’t all that sleepy and stayed up till midnight, reading blogs, writing, reading a novel. I woke up twice during the night too. But I still feel wonderfully well rested today. It’s not only about how much sleep, it’s about when and how it’s interrupted.
And despite the rain and gray skies, everything looks rosy to me.
This morning the girls and I cuddled and did our hair. Bella put half a dozen butterflies into her own hair and then ordered me to take my hair down and started to play with it. She gave me a half dozen barrettes. Then she grabbed a couple of handfuls of my hair and ordered me to braid them. So I did.
Sophie went through our bag of hair supplies and picked out all the remaining barrettes one by one and asked me to put them in her hair. I think she must have had at least twenty of them. Plus four rubber bands holding up her topknot.
Then Dom forgot his lunch this morning so I decided to drive up to take it to him.
I also packed a sack lunch for all of us so we could join him.
A special treat for him and for us. (It was wear your Red Sox gear day for some kind of food bank fundraiser.)
The girls and I all sported out cool hair dos. Yes, I went out in public with all the plastic barrettes adorning my head. And the funky braids. I was that mom.
Ben had fun too. He insisted on eating orange peels. And really that’s ok.