Goody gosh it’s been a crazy week. And it’s not quite over yet.
After two successful playdates and a very successful first two days, Ben had some setbacks today. He apparently cried for a good part of the day. Seems like the problems started when Matt dropped him off. He wanted to go back to his sitter’s house. It was like, “Yea, the preschool thing was fun, for a while, but now I’m ready to go back to my routine.” He just didn’t get that the game has changed and he’s not going back. He apparently started crying sometime after morning recess and then rallied a bit for lunch and then was nearly inconsolable heading into nap. They considered calling us for a while, then he finally went to sleep and slept 90+ minutes – long for him when he’s at home, let alone with other kids. After nap he was OK for a little while and then started up again. When I arrived he was quietly crying for Mommy and Daddy while he played with toys. Enough to break your heart. He was more than glad to see me and insisted on the way home that I stay with him at preschool.
After we got home, we waited on Matt to cook dinner – normally I’d just get on with things, but Matt had selected fajitas, his choice and his domain, but he was delayed by a call that ran late. This is normally Tabby’s climbing class night, but our rec centers are thankfully on shut down for the week (you know a parent orchestrated that!) so class is cancelled (along with B’s tumbling class tomorrow night). While we waited, the kids played on their plasma cars and then on the tablets. They were too exhausted to do much else. Finally we had dinner and not a second too late. The kids went right from the dinner table to the shower and to bed. Not a peep has been heard from them in quite a while.
Matt and I were supposed to leave for our anniversary trip tomorrow evening, but with how this week has turned out (house is still a mess, laundry isn’t remotely done), plus the obstacles presented by school pickup and drop off, we decided to leave after Friday drop-off instead. It just works better. This way my parents won’t have to do pickup Thursday and drop off Friday and it won’t make a huge difference to our weekend away and the kids will get an extra night in their beds. I think they’ll like that.