Just a placeholder to say, hey!, it's been almost a week since my last post, which is unusually long for me, but I'm here! Kind of. Totally on my way to bed, actually, but here. Things have been busy. Good, but busy with the kids and work and the swim school (omg the swim school emails, I am severely underpaid for my role with that company) and JP and backyard swimming and cooking and barre class and a minor work crisis and more swimming and then Cora discovering we have a dog.
But I want to write. I miss writing. I know it's only been 6 days, but I spent one insomniatic night reading old posts and ended up in 2012 and re-read the posts and comments when JP lost his job and you guys were so wonderful and the virtual support network of this blog was so VITALLY important to me at that time, you really have no idea. Things were so very hard. In fact, one of my second biggest thoughts upon reading it (after, thank god for my kind, comment-writing, support-giving readers) was "wow, I was so restrained!" It was really hard, but we're past it, and I'm so thankful for those who were there then and are still here for the rather boring good stuff I write about now.
So more writing will come. I need to catch up on some sleep, something I'm already failing at seeing as how it's 11:20 p.m., but I do have some answers to the Q&A's, which are always fun and thought-provoking for me to write, some new pictures (spoiler alert: swimming, the kids, and Cora are involved) to post, and some thoughts on daycare and kids and why it's been awesome for us.
In the meantime, here's some proof of life photos from dinner last night:
Cora loves the baby in the phone.
Claire dubbed this a "girls' picture" and she needed to be part of it, obvs.
Then Cora was all, hey, you guys, that phone looks delicious, I'll get it for us, 'kay? I'M ON IT!
GONNA EAT THAT SHINY METAL THING WITH A BABY INSIDE AND IT'S GONNA BE SO TASTY!
My catlike reflexes saved the phone, and Cora rededicated her evening's work to pulling up on my chair and begging for treats.
God, I really don't think it is possible to enjoy a baby more. That she is nearly 9 months old causes me daily heartache and I have never been one to want to linger on the baby times.
Off to bed, more to come! One day, soon (ish)!
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