Happy Memorial Day weekend, to all the American DWers! I can’t believe the unofficial kick-off to summer is already here, but it is and I’m totally embracing it. I even bought some new white jeans when they were on sale a couple weeks ago in honor of the day (these are some of the best jeans I’ve ever owned, by the way — super comfy, flattering, hold their shape). Anyhoo, we’re heading to Missouri bright and early tomorrow morning to spend a few days with my parents. The pool in their subdivision just opened for the season and Jackson’s been talking about it all week, even stopping people he barely knows on the street to tell them that we’re going to Missouri to see his grandma and grandpa and they have a pool! When I dropped him off at school this morning, I told his teacher he’d be out for a few days next week, and she said, “Oh, we know all about it. He’s going to Missouri to see his grandma and grandpa, and they have a pool!” They also have central air, plenty of wine and beer, and a deck with a perfect view of the sunset, so I think we’ll all have a good time.
Oh, by the way, remember last week when I mentioned that Joanie was teething and it was so much more dramatic than I ever remembered Jackson’s teething to be? She was up two or three nights in a row screaming her head off and even Motrin didn’t seem to provide much relief. Well, it turns out she had a nasty ear infection that resulted in a ruptured eardrum! This whole week has been so anxious for all of us as we waited and hoped she’d be well enough to fly tomorrow, but after several days of recuperating, some antibiotics, and assurances from two different doctors that she’s fine to travel, I think everything will be ok. Still, I’ll be happy when we’re on the other side of the commute and can relax for a few days at the grandparents’.
Hope you all have a lovely holiday weekend, whatever your plans are. See you on the flip side.