Re: April Infants and Toddlers
posted at 4/16/2013 1:04 PM EDT
In response to poppy609's comment:
Just coming on to check in. We did not go down to the marathon at all this year, but my cousin has run it 4 times and if she had run this year my entire family would have been at the finish line.
So horrifying what humans are capable of, but also so amazing to see the good and bravery in people. The first responders could not have known if any other bombs were about to go off when they went running in there. Very humbling.
Hope everyone here checks in at some point.
My husband's boss was running, and we had several friends who were in the area as spectators. They had been sitting 30 yards from the first explosion, though I believe they were there earlier, luckily. I just hope they can figure out and bring justice to whomever is responsible for this. It really makes you afraid to go anywhere nowadays (or is that just me?)
Arcain, as a teacher with pretty frequent holidays and vacations, I decided early on that during those weeks and during the summer, I'll still send DD to daycare part time. In cases where I have a week off, like this week, I send her 2 days a week (she normally goes 4 days).
She absolutely loves her daycare and all of her friends there, and I know she'll have tons of fun. I on the other hand, can get thigns done around the house - I just came in from doing 4 hours of yardwork. Over my summer break, I'll still be sending her 2 days a week- she loves it, has fun, it keeps a bit of her routine. Plus I need to take a grad class this summer, so this will give me a chance to get coursework done. I also figure I'll use one of those days to do my food shopping, laundry, housework, etc. That way on the days she doesn't go to daycare, and on the weekends, we can do fun things as a family without chores getting in the way :)