Jackson starts public school in TWELVE days! Twelve! In the meantime, with the exception of three mornings a week when Jackson is with his sitter, I’m juggling both kids on my own all day and all I want to say about that is it’s a good thing I can drink again. But when Jackson starts school in twelve days (twelve!) and his sitter starts watching Joanie a few hours a week, I’ll be able to catch my breath and do some things for myself again (exercise! go to the eye doctor! see the dentist! really fun stuff like that!). I’ll also be able to devote more time to DW again (and I thank you for being understanding in the meantime when I don’t always get a column posted or don’t have one up at the time you’re used to seeing one).
Today I took both kids to Coney Island (along with a friend and her daughter). It was Joanie’s first subway ride and I thought it was an appropriate destination for such an occasion. Jackson rode his first roller coaster, we ate hot dogs, he got a new pair of sunglasses, we all rode the Wonder Wheel, it was a lovely, if exhausting, New York summer day (and Joanie slept through most of it). Hope you are enjoying your final days of summer, too. Happy weekend!