I woke up this morning at 6:35, stretched, went to the bathroom, and prepared to change into my running clothes. And then I thought, “I can’t go running this morning. I’m uninsured.”* So I crawled back into bed and asked Micah if I was crazy for thinking that. He told me to trust my instincts, so I fell back asleep and got out of bed at 8:00. And then I spent the morning researching insurance plans. I feel better about things, but if we continue to drag our feet on this I’m sure I’ll continue to find reasons to crawl back in bed in the early hours of the morning rather than run.
My initial hesitation this morning set the tone for the day. Every little decision turned out to be more than I could handle. At 11:00 I put my foot down and said to Manchild, “This is what we’re going to do: We’ll have lunch at noon. We’ll wait for your brother to wake up and eat, and at 1:30 we’ll go to the Brooklyn Museum. We’ll stay for an hour and a half. We’ll be back by 4:00. I’ll make dinner. We’re having couscous skillet, only with quinoa instead of couscous. And at 6:00 we’ll go to the gym and you can play in child watch while I run on the treadmill or go to a class. We’ll come home and have dinner and Dad will put you to bed while I go to a meeting. How does that sound?”
He agreed it was a good idea.
This is what happened: We read Alice in Wonderland and played Hiss until nearly 12:30. We had lunch. I checked the weather and noticed that a snowstorm is coming. I decided the laundry couldn’t wait until tomorrow. I told Manchild we weren’t going to the museum and got the laundry ready to go. I bundled the boys. We did the laundry. We tried, unsuccessfully, to play Hiss again. Squish brought me books to read. I called the gym to see if I could bring the boys to child watch and got no definitive answer. I decided to go anyway. I realized I forgot to put Squish down for a nap. I decided not to go to the gym and run to my meeting instead.
I made pancakes for dinner.
*Micah’s new employer is going through a transition that effects insurance plans.