In that direct deposit moment, we went from One Income, Two Kids - OITK, to Two Incomes, Two Kids.- TITK Phew. I love coupons but I do not love using the magic money card - neither does the hubs.
(To think that some people are DINKs or OINKs...One time, I went to visit my friend in Miami for the New Year, about a million years ago, and I realized that he was in a relationship with two other men. Triple income, NO KIDS! TINK! Ahhh, I digress.
I was scheduled to go back to work today. So yesterday looked something like this:
|image provided by NASA. Crazy provided by massive life transitions.|
The morning of New Years day felt like the calm before the storm. We started at a friends house with a pancake party to ring in the new year! Fun. After the party, I started to prepare the minis for daycare and myself for work. #1 mini has not been to daycare for about a week since his uncle was visiting. He started screaming when I mentioned that tomorrow would be a "school day." #2 is only 4 months old and she is starting daycare for the first time. She just stared at #1 mini like he was a lunatic.
I hyperventilated throughout the afternoon; sterilizing bottles, labeling items and counting things repeatedly. Admittedly, my emotions were all over the place. I was joyful, frantic, tearful and exhausted. To add to the anxiety of the unknown, there was a storm brewing. A literal two day snow storm.
I have been teaching almost 10 years. The trick with snow days is this: if you plan a lesson and set your clothes out, then there WILL be a SNOW DAY. It almost always works.
As the evening slinked on, I obsessively checked the temperature and the humidity and the local weather station for cancellations. I took cleansing breaths as I comforted #1 mini while he screamed MAMAMAMAAA! for 45 minutes and watched the video monitor waiting for #2 to wake up. I was twitching and in bed by 8:30. I mentally prepared a lesson. I visualized a happy day. At 9 pm, I got a call from a co-worker. It had been declared a SNOW DAY: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY! Huzzah!
I turned off my hideous 5 am alarm. Huuuuge relief. I continued to do the momma thing: waking up, rubbing backs, sucking snot, changing diapers and I knew what to expect in the morning. Then another amazing thing happened. Daycare was miraculously OPEN.
So now, I sit at Starbucks as the snow accumulates, skinny peppermint mocha in one hand, curriculum in the other and I will lesson plan until March.
|Happy Coffee, Happy New Year!|