But things turned around.
Spring weather finally arrived here in Connecticut, so we met friends at the park on two of the days, ate ice cream twice, and went to Panera once.
By Thursday, I was appreciating the lack of structured to-dos: Staying in our pajamas until
Friday morning I left bright and early for a wonderful weekend at Disney** and Terry took over the household responsibilities. I arrived late Sunday night and slept well in my own bed with my own husband.
This morning brought me back to reality. I had to get my daughter up for school (another tween behavior she is honing is wanting to sleep late), make sure the backpack was ready to go, pack a snack, and get her out the door to catch the bus. This afternoon will be her first soccer practice of the season, so when she gets home today, she will have fifteen minutes to eat a quick snack and change into her soccer gear before we have to leave for practice. For another month we still have BSF, so when I pick her up from practice, we'll go directly there, which doesn't leave much time for homework, so she'll have to get up early tomorrow to finish it.
We still have two full months of school here in Connecticut, but this taste of the slow life has me yearning for summer vacation already.
**There will be more on Disney later, including some group pictures that the professional photographer who was following us around Magic Kingdom took. Yes, we had paparazzi.
I am figuring out how to get across all the information that we got while we were there. We met many employees and got some great information. I think that I'm going to have "Destination Disney Weekend" themes for a while until I get all the information out, and I'm even thinking of posting about specific topics and opening it up as a carnival so that all of you can share your Disney knowledge as well.