Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our Exciting Lives

So, Cali asked people what they did with their weekends. Yeah, she asked a few posts ago...

On Friday night, we did our Friday night Shabbat ritual (he loves the candle-lighting and blessings; non-traditional pic here), ate dinner, and then noticed Jo rubbing his eyes and being cranky. In our attempts to establish a set bedtime (these days he sacks out reliably around 8) we jump on his sleepy signals. So at 7:15, we took him to the bed for books, lullabies, and nursings. However, since his real bedtime seems to be around 8, he nursed for a loooong time while we lay with him between us. I wanted to go down to the basement for some 12 month clothes (our giant boychik is growing again; he wears 18 month pajamas!!) but was waiting for him to be more solidly asleep before I left Co with him.

And then I woke up at 11. We had both fallen asleep in our clothes. Ah, the life of working moms.

On Saturday we did something that really was exciting: thanks to our excellent friend in the theater industry, we had free tickets to see the new musical 13. It's the first show on Broadway with an all-teen cast, including the band, and it's wonderful! I teach 7th grade, and tutor Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidates...13 is my bread and butter...so I really enjoyed the energy and humor in this show. Go see it if you get the chance!

4 comments:

Lyn said...

I'm curious...did you go to the show without Jo? If so, congratulations for getting out! If not, how did Jo do?

calliope said...

wow! what a great weekend. can't wait to hear what ya'll do THIS weekend.
xo

Co said...

Jo didn't come to the show, Lyn. He stayed with a friend, who is a very experienced babysitter/nanny who Jo knows and trusts, and he did great. He actually stayed with her the previous weekend as well. We can't do it too often. It's too hard to make sure there is enough pumped milk for both day care during the week and a day or night out on weekends, not to mention, since he's in day care, I really don't want to be away from him too often when I actually could be spending time with him. But both times we left him, once for a friend's fancy bday dinner and again for the musical, well, they were not opps that come along all the time, so we jumped on them.

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