SHHHHHHHH... I'm currently cozied up at THE LIBRARY! ALONE!!! I left Nate with a sitter for the day. I don't do this often, (mainly b/c I feel an excessive amount of irrational guilt about paying someone to do my job during the work week when I don't have a money-making gig at that time) but, seriously, I NEED TODAY. He's out of school until September. Karl started a new job... that comes with longer hours and LOTS and LOTS of new job stress. And, mostly, I just needed some time to myself so I made it happen.
It's good for him and it's good for me. I left him with Ms. Julie, who is one of his first daycare teachers from way back when. They had this bond that was crazy amazing from the first moment they met. I reconnected with Julie recently at a babyshower she hosted and she had a sweet little picture of my baby on her fridge - she missed him too and who am I to deny them time together? ;)
They haven't seen each other in about a year and I SWEAR TO GOD YA'LL when she got there today Nate (who is VERY stranger danger) went right up to her and GAVE HER A HUG. And then he grabbed her hand and they went to play. It was bizarre and, also, absolutely amazing. I may have teared up about it a little when I got in the car to drive away. (And by a little I mean I bawled my eyes out. I TOLD YOU I NEED A DAY!)
After the library, I am going to get my eyebrows waxed, drop off some dry cleaning and go to the post office...and I don't think you understand how LUXURIOUS that feels.