It’s been an atypical week for us. We’ve had two appointments for work on the house, Jeff went on a 36-hour business trip, and Sam’s been dealing with a cough and runny nose. All those things add up to shifting schedules, missed naps, and low levels of predictability.
But for today, I have been…
hearing: neighborhood sounds through open windows (birds chirping, neighbors mowing, cars driving by, dogs barking); baby babbles (“da da da da ba”); baby coughs
seeing: sheets and sheets of papers dissipate into tiny shreds, progress on too long put off projects, stacks of clean dishes, my little man in his first soccer t-shirt, baby-doggie hugs
smelling: paper dust and fresh air and milk burps
tasting: cereal, kefir, pb&j, grapefruit
feeling: little fingers twirling my hair, a snotty face against mine, anticipation of a reunion hug tonight