2:00 pm, Saturday. This was the scene in our house for the two kids after a long, late night in the emergency room (for the youngest). All’s well now, but it was a tense night and early morning and it was nice to get back home again as the sun was starting to come back up. We all caught a couple of hours of sleep, and then the kids fell back asleep after noon until I finally roused them again at 4:30pm. Because I’m not about to repeat last night’s schedule again.
No matter how hard we try to catch up, something else surfaces. And I know when too many things surface, some things stay hidden beneath, and it’s the “lurkers” that I worry about most. I’m feeling the need to be a little more proactive than reactive, but when you are faced with unexpected loss, long hours, stressful transitions and huge scares with tiny ones in the night, reactive is all you get.
On that note, it’s way past my bedtime as well.