Perhaps the reason I think our daughter has been so easy to deal with so far might be because I haven’t had to deal with her all that much, really. I mean, I went back to work three months ago, leaving the work of child-rearing mainly on Xy’s shoulders. Then, when Xy went back to work we started paying for childcare.
But today we’re putting this to the test. I was planning on taking a half-day to bring the girl to her regular doctor visit. However, I then learned that our childcare facility is closed today (not because of Gustav, but because of Labor Day) so I’m taking a full day off work. As it turns out, our doctor appointment is canceled (yes, Gustav) and ironically the University will be closing early today.
Anyway, I’ve realized this is probably the longest stretch of solo parental responsibility I’ve had since she was born.
I’m also nursing a sore throat and keeping an eye on Gustav.
Today is, of course, the three-year anniversary of Katrina’s landfall. I don’t feel quite up to attending any of the local commemorative events, but I can think of no better tribute to those who lost their lives than caring for a young child. I don’t know. It makes perfect sense to me.
Oh, and hey, the last five or so posts, including this one, take their names from pop song titles. So if you’re looking for a silly distraction from the gravity of the day, see if you can identify the artists. Bonus points if you can find the “subtext” — the sorta hidden lyrical subtitles.