Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Sure Thing

I made some decisions today that were based on a sure thing.

First, I decided to give up my "on call" at the restaurant tonight, and take a babysitting gig here at the house. And what a good decision THAT was - this kid is pretty much, um, the easiest child ever. Ever.

He rubbed his face, I asked him if he wanted to put on his jammies, he grabbed them out of his diaper bag, I changed him, and he lay down on the couch and fell asleep.

No lie.

Getting my kids to go to sleep was such a damn production - I don't know why, it just was. So this is a pleasure, and at the same time, a golden opportunity for me to second-guess my parenting skills. (sigh).

Another decision I made this week was to book a trip to Seattle to see my family - who had planned a trip there in the hopes that we would be able to meet them for a long weekend. So that is exactly what we are doing. I booked non-refundable air, because I am definitely going, come hell or high water.

And because it was cheap.

And because I promised I would be there for a certain someone's birthday, and I do not lie to 3 year old girls with big eyes. I arrived in Seattle 4 years ago, on the morning of her birth, and I couldn't be more excited to be there for her birthday party, with my OWN little girl, who will celebrate her own 4th birthday 2 weeks later.

Coincidentally, *someone* still has not resolved the issue mentioned in an earlier post. And that issue actually has roots in Seattle. So basically, I am going to send him out to deal with his issue. And hopefully, he'll come back to the hotel with a solution that will make the entire trip worthwhile. Or, he'll be sleeping in the hallway on a room service cart, wrapped in a tablecloth. It could go either way.