Cold weather has come to Arkansas. In all fairness, some would consider the daytime temperatures, which are in the high 60's, downright balmy. Me, I consider them a sign to don my ski jacket before venturing forth from the house. And with the cold comes the sleepiness
. At my house, we like to hibernate. In fact, I am getting to the point where I absolutely must
go to bed by 10 pm if I don't catch a nap during the day. It is downright pitiful.
I think the sleepiness is a form of escapism. We leave for our mission trip one week from Saturday, and while I have all the bears
done (thanks to my friend Jenny and all the family and friends and who helped with the stuffing phase!),
I still don't know where my wee little hatchling will be nesting.
He was supposed to stay with my mom, who works full- time. To those of you lucky enough to have grandparents who don't work, say a huge prayer of thanksgiving. You just don't know. Anyway, because I am a slacker, I have been putting off finding a daytime watcher for H while Grammy is at work.
My husband is very irritated over this, as he really got onto me about a month ago and tried to impress the importance of taking care of this into my feeble brain. I have dutifully apologized and promised I learned my lesson...
So I decided on Monday that Tuesday
was the day I was going to get it taken care of. All would be well on Tuesday! Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. It would not fail me! As I am sure you can guess, Tuesday let me down. Blasted Tuesday! What a stupid day, stuck between Monday and Wednesday! You are nothing Tuesday! NOTHING!
Daycare centers don't want him. Toddler spots are too precious for one- weekers. Two possible watchers had a week full of doctors appointments. Others are far, far away for my mom to drive. The referral center for our area suggested a nanny service, which runs about $400 a week. Are they kidding? And do people really pay this much????
And so, it is Thursday. TWO days after Tuesday, for those of you who can't do the math, and I still have no place for my boy. I am leaving the country and I have SO not taken care of my son.