These “notes” are ideas for essays/longer posts. If you see one that you think would make a good essay/post or that you just want to see what I would do with it, please let me know in the comments or in an e-mail! I would love to take on a challenge like that and give you more of what you want.
This week I took Squish to the laundromat with me. Just me and him. A few days later Manchild and I walked over to the library together while Squish was napping (and Micah was home, of course). They were just quick little jaunts, not a planned mom-son date or anything, but I really loved having those few minutes with just me and them. Maybe it was not having my attention pulled in two directions at once. Maybe it was being able to look at and listen to them a little more intently. Maybe it was just being able to get out of the house with only half the work. But it felt like some of the best moments of my day. (Right up until Squish was hogging the quarters and pushing the laundry cart into table legs . . . .) Best keep on finding moments to spend one-on-one.