I took this picture yesterday afternoon, but really, it could have been any day that Joanie and I pick up Jackson from school. The kids (and teachers) always swarm around Joanie and she (usually) is happy to have the attention. The one thing I hear more than anything from people who see her out and about is what a happy baby she is, and it’s true — she has a smile for everyone and is so easy-going; I really feel like we lucked out. Despite her easy temperament though, this was another rough week in terms of teething. Oh my God, but this is a difficult process, waiting for all these teeth to push through (I don’t remember it being quite so dramatic with Jackson). The last two nights Joanie was up for hours and hours screaming her head off. In fact, last night she was up until 6:30 in the morning! I had to ask a friend to take Jackson to school because I hated waking up Joanie to take him myself (Drew leaves for work too early to help with school drop-off).
Anyway, it sucks because I hate seeing my baby in so much pain and feeling helpless about making it better for her (a precursor to when she starts dating, maybe?), but we’ll get through it. At least there’s alcohol for me in the meantime and a little Motrin for her. And we don’t have anywhere we have to be this weekend, so we can totally work around Joanie and whatever napping she needs to sleep off her teething hangovers. Plus, it’s 75 and sunny here today — finally, a beautiful spring day — so it’s hard to feel too glum.
What are you all up to this weekend? And do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend next weekend? How is it that the unofficial start of summer is just a few days away?! It’s been so unseasonably cool here in NYC that the summer kick-off feels especially sudden. (I’ll take it though!)
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