One shot down, one to go! Good thing, because I just opened my last box of Girl Scout cookies.
From January until now I survived on 30 boxes of cookies, an immense amount of coffee, a normal amount of wine (just earlier and earlier in the day) and a renewed appreciation for being healthy, aside from all the cookies, wine and coffee.
The mass vaccination site brought me to tears. WHAT A YEAR. Hard to believe we might be pulling out of this. I wondered how long I could sit there with Captain under the guise of ruling out anaphylactic shock while enjoying a brief moment together without our children.
I wouldn’t be in a decent place without: sunshine, solo walks, people I managed to see, friends I got to talk to, frozen food, take-out, RB sleeping through the night, Captain and I sleeping in the same bed again and the Elsa doll that sings “Let It Go” in its entirety.
At 18-months old BB was starting to sing the ABCs. At 18-months old RB is singing “Let It Go.” As in she is belting out the one word she knows all the time. Something like this:
Throws her arms out to the side, turns in a circle,
“GO! GO! GOOOOOOO!”
I cannot begin to describe the volume on this.
I wonder if I’m failing RB or if her doing everything BB does is somehow going to work out for her. She may not have many words, but she’s ready to join BB’s pre-k soccer team.
In a year of groundhog days, tasks were on repeat. Laundry. Cleaning. Food. Start over. But for whatever reason, there’s one task that never ceases to surprise me: cutting the kiddos’ nails.
I survive giving two slippery characters a tubby, plop them in front of the TV and cut BB’s nails while RB screams at me for holding BB and not her. Then I cut RB’s nails while she screams at me to release her.
Then I brush my hands off and think to myself, ‘That’s that!!’
Only it isn’t and two weeks later I’m shocked to see how long everyone’s nails are.
This has been going on for years.
Anyway. Not sure where I’m going with this post. But did I mention we’re on our way to being fully vaccinated?
BB questions me,
“So if the parents are vaccinated, does that mean the kids don’t have to wear masks anymore?”
I wish! But this does mean we’re a lot less likely to die and leave you orphaned.
So cheers to that.