A little sliver of light for your rainy day. As a follow up to last week's post on The Great Transition, there are no more clouds in my coffee and tears on my croissant today. Avery has recently received stellar daycare report cards.
Is it crazy that I salivate for the progress report each day upon pick up? I receive these small pieces of paper as if they are weighted with the importance of a golden ticket to the Iron Throne. I watch in slow motion as Avery's caregiver presents me with the glistening white scroll. What will today's fate be? Alas! I have never been more uplifted by a check mark next to "Today I was: Happy", a solid hour nap in the crib and a 33.3% consumption of today's lunch conglomeration. Phew.
I hate to admit that these daily tallies carry so much clout over the spirit of my day. I know that they are not indicative of Avery's overall well-being and future. Good daycare progress report totally equals future full ride to Princeton! What? And yet still, I find myself bracing for impact upon its daily dispense, followed up by a speed-dial to Eric, relaying each detail via rapid-fire.
Today, things are looking up. (Let's see about tomorrow!) It's enough to lift away this gnarly raincloud hovering over our Monday and have a little dance party with Katrina & The Waves. Anyone?
Although there's no substitute for the real deal, here are some ways to inject a little sunshine into your home, even on the rainiest of days. And don't it feel good, hey!