Thursday, September 22, 2011

Upside Down

Oh yes, it's all coming back to me.  We have a blog.  I keep forgetting about this.

Today something crazy happened.  Kenny went to work--at like an office, wearing business casual and sitting in cubicle all day.  He interviewed for a contracting position on Monday.  Later that day we met with a potential child care provider.  The next day they offered him the gig, and today we all had a really weird day.

Kenny dropped Eli and me off at the sitter's house and I dropped Eli off (then proceeded to spend an hour and 40 minutes in the car...oops).  He saw that I was leaving and began screaming and crying--which, while not terribly uncommon--felt way worse since I was leaving him with basically a stranger rather than his father or grandparent.  Intellectually, I know this is good for all of us.  Emotionally I am still catching up, which surprises me.  I didn't expect to feel this way.

Eli did apparently stop crying after a couple of minutes, so that is good news.  His sitter (not even sure that is the right word) seems really great and did a million activities with him.

Starting tomorrow, Kenny will get up at the crack of dawn, walk the dogs and then drive an hour to work.  I will somehow get Eli fed and dressed, myself dressed, the dogs mini-walked, Eli and me on the train and to the sitter, then myself back on the train and to work.  I'm not really sure how that all will happen.


  1. Holy cow! Big changes. I hope the transition goes well!

  2. I bet this will ultimately be great for all parties. :) I understand how hard it is, though!

  3. Wow, sounds like all of this happened really fast. Good luck with everything! xoxo.

  4. Congrats on the changes! Good luck with the adjustments :)