By 11:30, I was lying in bed, wide awake, as Larry snored gently (for him) next to me. By midnight, I gave up and went downstairs, clutching my blanket and my book. I did the NYT crossword puzzle. I played SET on my IPad. By 2 AM, totally fed up, I threw together all the ingredients for our applesauce breakfast cake.
Have you ever tried to chop walnuts quietly? It's challenging.
|Gratuitous image of Susie's artwork|
Being middle-aged is so much fun.
You know what else is fun? Getting back to normal life after the holidays. Yesterday morning, Rachel was up and about at 6:30. "Why are you awake?" Larry asked her.
She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disdain (believe me, she has plenty of practice at that). "I have school," she said.
We forgot about school. Parents of the Year, that's what we are...